"You probably know in health care right now, including hospital- and health-care-acquired conditions and errors, two hundred thousand lives are lost in this country alone every year. That's twenty jumbo jets a week crashing with no survivors."
"Doctors make mistakes. A woman undergoing surgery for an ectopic pregnancy had the wrong tube removed, rendering her infertile. Another had her Fallopian tube removed instead of her appendix. A cardiac operation was performed on the wrong patient. Some 69 patients left surgery with needles, swabs or, in one case, a glove left inside them. These are just some of the incidents that occurred in English hospitals in the six months between April and September 2013." (emphasis mine)
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