Last update 28th. January 2005
I want to know how Safe the NHS is for patients.
Please tell me what criteria you use to decide if an incident is adverse and what classes of adverse incident you recognise. A web url is satisfactory. How many adverse incidents were recorded last year in the NHS?
How many do you estimate were unrecorded?
Please tell me what is the rate of iatrogenic disease for NHS patients in hospitals and NHS patients consulting GPs and how you define it.
How are care episodes defined and how many care episodes were there in the NHS last year? How many mistakes of any kind were made in these episodes?
If for any reason you have no accurate statistics for any of these enquiries please provide an estimate.