According to National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) report, many hospitals, primary care units, and mental health care organisations are not abiding by the NHS regulations and are negligent in their approach while treating the patients. NPSA says that these hospitals are doing this in order to improve their statistics on safety of improvement.
The report states that approximately one in five dosage mistakes, which include drugs like morphine, diamorphine, or other opiate drugs, result in serious harm to NHS patients.
These escalated figures by Freedom of Information laws are a cause of concern in England and Wales and instead of continuous warnings from the officials of NPSA, the errors are soaring at a rapid rate.
NPSA and Care Quality Commission (CQC) assured that the error rate is decreasing, but the statistics show that no improvement in patient safety has been noticed so far, and medical experts have not learnt any lessons from their mistakes.
The NPSA told The Guardian that between November 2004 and June 2008, 4,223 cases, including opiate drugs, were reported, out of which 3,338 had no harm, 629 suffered from low harm, 242 had moderate harm, and 4 people had serious harms. At least five patients succumb to death because of the sloppy attitude of the medical professionals.
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