article in the Telegraph
"One in 10 people admitted to hospital suffers some kind of "harm" because of the treatment they receive, members of the House of Commons Health Committee heard.
The figures were given to members of the House of Commons Health Committee as part of its inquiry into the safety of patients.
NHS managers have already drawn up a list of serious mistakes which doctors and nurses are required to report in order to build a more accurate picture of the numbers who die as a result of mistakes by hospitals.
The blunders include carrying out the wrong operation on patients, administering the wrong drugs, leaving instruments inside patients after operations and failing to put up bars to stop patients falling out of bed.
Professor Richard Thomson, from Newcastle University's institute of health and society, said the most reliable evidence showed around 10 per cent of patients admitted to hospital suffered "harm" because of treatment.
He told the committee that the number of overall deaths caused by medical care going wrong was far from clear but that some estimates put it at up to 40,000 a year."
I am confident that very great and completely avoidable, permanent and agonising harm that was done to me as an inpatient last year, following a very complicated fracture, will not have been reported. The NHS is a national scandal - expensive, uncaring and incompetent, in my informed opinion. It should be scrapped.
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