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Medical errors and incompetence of health workers indirectly lead to the deaths of more than 70 thousand Russians every year. This data was presented at the meeting of the Council of rectors of medical universities Minister of health Michael Murashko, reports “Interfax”.
He gave examples, when people die from errors in the administration of lidocaine (the anesthetic used against adults; in five years there were 80 such deaths), and even improper use of the wheelchair, which, according to the Minister of health, killed at least 1-2 people a year, and there are cases of severe injuries.
Murashko believes, the mentioned facts indicate that the safety of medical aid is at a low level and asked the rectors to include the safety issues of medical care and its quality, including the safe handling of medicines in the curriculum.
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