Every Minute, five people have died due to wrong medical treatment

Millions of people worldwide, according to the world health organization (WHO) annually in medical treatments to damage. “Every Minute five people die due to incorrect treatment,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in Geneva.

Worldwide, 40 percent of patients in outpatient treatment, the damage suffered, in the hospital, be it ten percent, according to the WHO. In the approximately 150 countries with low and middle income 2.6 million people in the year to come, according to estimates by faulty medical treatment died.

The range of error is large:

  • some patients got a wrong diagnosis
  • or the wrong drugs,
  • you would be wrong to be irradiated
  • or infected during the treatment.
  • Also amputations of wrong limbs or brain surgery on the wrong side of the head before the come.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

“It is a global Problem,” said the WHO Responsible Neelam Dhingra-Kumar. Thus, for example, a strict hierarchy in many institutions where Junior staff do not trust to say something. Or employees fraudulently concealed errors out of fear of reprisals. Errors need to be named detected, Dhingra-Kumar. “To make mistakes is human. But to not learn from mistakes that is unacceptable.”

Action the WHO: the day of the patient’s health

According to your information, with more security, save a lot of money, because injured patients would have to stay longer in treatment. In the United States between 2010 and 2015, had been saved in Medicare hospitals, through better safety measures around 28 billion dollars (25 billion euros).

17. September will be held for the first time, the “day of the patient’s health”. So, WHO wants to make aware of the issue. In many countries, including the pyramids in Egypt and the water fountain in Geneva would be true exudes character in Orange, in. Germany as some other countries set a good example in order to avoid errors as far as possible, praised the WHO.