Week of Patient Safety 22-29 November 2007. Inspectorate Healthcare refuses to inspect.
The Inspectorate of Healthcare does not inspect properly as she refuses to examine the so-called “individual cases.
We are talking about appr. 20 persons who die each day and about 20 persons who become disabled each day, due to medical errors in hospitals in the Netherlands.
In ten years this concerns appr. 16.000 people!
Thus the problem of victims of medical errors is structural.
Moreover: physicians refuse to give victims honest information and refuse to give victims adequate medical care.
This had been acknowledged on the 7th of November 2007 by the Association of Medical Consultants, the Association of Hospitals and the Association of Nurses and Caregivers in the Netherlands
This is the same as the “hit and run” phenomenon: to leave a victim of a road accident without care. This is a crime.
However in case of the medical error, the responsible physician simply continues his job and can continue to dysfunction
This shows enormous disrespect for the victim and for the Dutch population.
On top of that the Inspectorate of Health Care does not comply to her official legal obligations. Do you accept that the police refuses to search for the person who left the victim of a road accident unattended? Again, leaving a victim without assistance is a crime according to art. 7 of the Law of Traffic in the Netherlands.
The Inspectorate of Health Care informed us they focus on the future and focus on prevention of medical errors.
No lessons are learned from medical errors and the victims are left without medical assistance. We will approach the authorities to improve the situation on short term.