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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What a Pain in the Ass

Sorry, couldn't help myself with that title. Busy day at work; little time available for post-title-creation. Fox News reports:
Woman Goes for Leg Operation, Gets New Anus Instead

A German retiree is taking a hospital to court after she went in for a leg operation and got a new anus instead, the Daily Telegraph is reporting.

The woman woke up to find she had been mixed up with another patient suffering from incontinence who was to have surgery on her sphincter.
Previous health-care-related-hospital-fuck-ups blogging from Leonardo here.

Since I didn't write the post, I can quote her:
Perhaps the public health community ought to look within and focus instead on the real data that show how many patients they have killed each year in hospitals by mistakes and by rampant infections that hospitals cannot seem to control and do not prioritize. My total preventable deaths is approximately 117,000. Now that is a public health issue.

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