Thursday, February 22, 2007

Two Scary Pictures

These are the latest ONS charts for deaths from Clostridium difficile and MRSA.

According to Health Statistics Quarterly, around 90% of the deaths take place in NHS general hospitals. They have an incidence (percentage of all deaths on the premises) 3 to 6 times higher than non-NHS general hospitals.

Moral: if you're going into hospital, make sure it's a private one.

Unless you feel very, very lucky.

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