Despite the UK population 34% higher recent reports clearly indicate the disparity in the number of fatal medical errors.

In 2012 the number of UK patients said to have died because of negligence was over 3000, whilst Spanish figures stood at just below 800.

This means that a UK patient is nearly 3 times more likely to die as a result of negligence than a patient in Spain. Although the reports suggest data criteria might not be identical one thing is for sure, the UK has a significantly worst medical negligence record than their Spanish counterparts.

The UK has long been considered a world leader in medical treatment however recent events and scandals have unfortunately provided a different opinion.

Links: NHS medical errors Spain

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