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09.06.2013

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Medical mistakes: a silent epidemic in Australian hospitals MP3

Late last month a judge awarded a Sydney mother $360,000 compensation in a medical negligence case following the death of her newborn baby. It was by no means a record pay-out, but it has raised the issue of medical negligence in Australian hospitals. By some estimates, as many as 18,000 people die every year through medical errors, and 50,000 people suffer a permanent injury. In the first of a series of special re... Source: abc.net.au

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