Parliament wants stop to errors
26 April 2007, THE HAGUE- Parliament demanded that something be done to reduce the number of medical errors in an emergency debate with Public Health Minister Ab Klink today.
26 April 2007
THE HAGUE- Parliament demanded that something be done to reduce the number of medical errors in an emergency debate with Public Health Minister Ab Klink today.
The debate comes in response to a report published on Wednesday which indicates that 1,735 people die each year as the result of medical errors at hospitals.
Labour party PvdA MP Van der Veen does not want to wait until the healthcare sector comes with an action plan this summer, as Minister Klink has proposed.
"Every day people are dying for no reason, we have to start immediately," said Van der Veen. Patient Association NPCF is also urging immediate action.
The Socialist party SP wants a national centre where hospitals will be required to report any cases of negligence. The Liberal VVD thinks that complex medical procedures should only be performed at a select number of hospitals.
"If doctors perform certain operations more routinely, it will lead to higher quality," said VVD MP Schippers.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
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