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Medical mistakes by David Horsey...

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com (The Spokesman-Review)
David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com (The Spokesman-Review)

Good morning, Netizens...


When you first view David Horsey's cartoon this morning, you might perhaps chuckle, maybe even discredit it. After all, it is a cartoon, right?


First, I think you need to read the underlying document, a critically-acclaimed report on medical errors originally penned by the Heart Newspaper company, which is here http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/deadbymistake/6555095.html for your reading. It is a somber, thought-provoking document, and well worth the time and effort.


I was nearly a victim of local hospital error, after having a heart attack. I know the nature of the beast. They routinely make mistakes which are never acknowledged, and for which no changes in policy nor procedure are ever made to rectify the original situation.


Yes, Mr. Horsey, I've been that patient laying on the gurney, wondering if I will survive. You hit the nail right on the head.


Dave




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