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One in 20 European patients catch an infection while in hospital, causing 90,000 deaths, and leading to long-term conditions & disabilities. Should hospitals have greater governmental oversight?

One in 20 European patients catch an infection while in hospital, causing 90,000 deaths, and leading to long-term conditions & disabilities. Should hospitals have greater governmental oversight?
  • Yes, they should

    Yes, no infections should happen in hospitals. This is 21st century, we don't live in the Dark Ages, so hospital accidents of this sort are not to be allowed. Everything should be done by rules and all the procedures followed without exceptions. People will lose their confidence in hospitals if these infections continue.

  • Yes, hospital deaths could be reduced if governments increase their oversight.

    To reduce infections in hospitals, greater government oversight is required. There may be insufficient financial or other incentives for hospitals to improve their control of infection, but additional government regulation and oversight, together with penalties for non-compliance, would force hospitals to improve their working conditions and practices, with a resulting decrease in infections and consequent deaths.

  • Yes, hospitals should have greater governmental oversight.

    Yes, hospitals should have greater governmental oversight because too many hospitals do not have to follow many regulations when treating people. If a hospital does not have a set list of rules for which medicines to use and how to save certain people, it will cut corners to make the most money.

  • How would I know?

    The question doesn't actually tell us the problem. "People are infected" that's a vague symptom. "People are dying" That's a symptom. Before we blindly say whether or not some government should do some general things about something we know nothing about, perhaps we should take the time to educate ourselves on what the issue is.

    Goodness people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq2g6UhLbb0

  • No, more government oversight is not needed.

    While medication errors and patient safety are certainly worthy topics that require improvement that does not mean the government must be the ones to see that it is done. Far too often a one size fits all solution does not work in a healthcare setting. Let hospitals organize more effective ways to deal with patient safety.


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