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Author`s name Olga Savka

Up to 90,000 patients die in US hospitals every year because of medical malpractice - Comments

The figures for Russia are probably in the same neighborhood or even higherMedical malpractice exists, no doubts about it. The cases that one can see on TV sometimes are really horrendous. But the scary TV shows just scare people and promote self-treatment. Journalists are not interested in making a report on a doctor who cured a patient. They are keen to report on a doctor who killed his patient. Doctors always had problems with law. One could be jailed for accepting a bottle of brandy (a gift from a grateful patient) in the USSR in the 1970s

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