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22 July 2011

Hospitals more risky than flying

Millions of people die each year from medical errors and infections linked to health care and going into hospital is far riskier than flying, the World Health Organization said.

Millions of people die each year from medical errors and infections linked to health care, and going into hospital is far riskier than flying, the World Health Organization said.

"It shows that health care generally worldwide still has a long way to go," he said.

 
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