February 2, 2009 | Mark Paradies

Monday Accident and Lessons Learned: Are Hospital Sentinel Events in Queensland, Australia a Political Issue or a Medical One?

49 accidents (Sentinel Events) in Queensland Hospitals in 2006-2007.

Listen to this story from ABC Australia:

Qldmedical
(click to listen – mp3)

Now ask…

Can we compare Sentinel Events rates across countries?

What national, consistent system do we have in the US?

Is a medical error a political issue or a medical issue?

Shouldn’t the story be about why the errors occur or the slow pace of performance improvement?

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