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Title Killed by care [videorecording] : making medicine safe / director, Daniel Zuckerbrot ; producers, Erna Buffie, Daniel Zuckerbrot.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodisc (ca. 46 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Four corners (Television program)
Notes Off-air recording of the ABC programme broadcast 03/07/06. Copied under Part 5A of the Copyright Act 1968.
Colour recording system: PAL ; Region all.
Contents Copyright notice: Commonwealth of Australia. Copyright Regulations. 1969. Warning.
Credits ABC editor, Jonathan Sequeira, Guy Bowden ; CBC editor, Alan Gibb, Michael Morningstar.
Performers ABC narrator, Chris Masters.
Summary A report on how and why many people die every year because of medical or surgical errors, treatment or wrong drug therapy. Presents a Canadian documentary which examines what ails western medical culture and looks at some bold solutions. Footage of investigations into cases of patient deaths and near fatalities, while under the care of hospitals which were supposed to restore them to health. Amongst the findings, of some governmental inquiries, is that a sick and damaged medical system had contributed to the deaths, apart from medical errors. According to expert views, the fatal incidents, which hurt hospital patients, are a combination of human frailty and complexity. There is a need for proper investigation to discover the mistakes and put in place appropriate procedures or solutions to improve hospital performance, otherwise mistakes would be repeated. Includes camera footage of the hospital cases presented in the programme. Includes also interviews with ex-patients, medical and hospital personnels for comments.
Original Version First released: [Ontario] : Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, [c2006?] ; [Sydney] : Australian Broadcasting Corporation, [c2006]. Original released in series: Four corners.
System notes DVD
Other author Zuckerbrot, Daniel.
Buffie, Erna.
Masters, Chris.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Subject Clinical competence
Drugs -- Canada -- Side effects
Health facilities -- Risk management
Health services administration -- Canada
Hospital patients -- Canada -- Mortality
Hospitals -- Safety measures
Infants -- Canada -- Mortality
Medical care -- Canada
Medical care -- Quality control
Medical errors
Medical errors -- Prevention
Medical personnel -- Malpractice -- Canada
Physicians -- Malpractice -- Canada
Public health -- Canada
Surgeons -- Malpractice -- Canada
Variant Title Making medicine safe