Medical errors ‘claim 11 lives a month’ in KSA
It said 11 people on average die due to medical mistakes every month.
Reports said that 44 percent of deaths caused by medical errors were investigated by forensic departments in various regions.
The newspaper, citing unnamed sources, said most of the mistakes were committed by nurses, because the doctors were not given correct information and there was no proper follow-up of the cases.
A whopping 100 deaths took place because of doctors’ negligence during follow-up treatment including surgery. There were 50 percent chances of medical mistakes due to lack of experience of a doctor, the report claimed.