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Doctors’ basic errors are killing 1,000 patients a month

Posted by seumasach on July 13, 2012

So much for the “saving lives” mantra. UK doctors consistently fail to live up to the first Hippocratic principle: “Do no harm”.

Independent

13th July, 2012

Almost 12,000 patients are dying needlessly in NHS hospitals every year because of basic errors by medical staff, according to the largest and most detailed study into hospital deaths ever performed in the UK.

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