Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Truth About Hospitals

Almost 24,000 people die annually from in-hospital errors, the Canadian Institute for Health Information says. The death toll exceeds those from auto accidents, HIV and breast cancer combined. That's why it is critical to know how our Ontario hospitals stack up for quality of care. You can get books on the reliability of car models, but hospital administrators are reluctant to release their figures, fearing legal difficulties.