Adverse drug events are now the fourth leading cause of death in hospitals.
It’s a reasonable bet they are an even greater cause of death in non-hospital settings where there is no one to monitor things going wrong and no one to intervene to save a life. In mental health, for instance, drug-induced problems are the leading cause of death — and these deaths happen in community rather than hospital settings.
There is also another drug crisis — we are failing to discover new drugs. [Read more...]
This is a post in the Politics of Care Forum. It lies in the sequence of posts about What You Can Do to Save the World, and What Doctors can Do to Save the World. It will be followed by Can Politicians Save the World – it turned out there were just too many things […]
Care Homes placed a spotlight on private enterprise, greed, and short-termism in ‘Care’ Homes. The data cited on deaths in Canadian Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities look better for public or voluntary provision than for private provision. The apparent differences between the figures, however, might really mean that public and voluntary are grim with private provision […]
This post ideally should be titled – Savoury or Saviour? – as will become clear. Its part of the Politics of Care forum. It follows What You Can do to Save the World in a sequence of posts about what a range of people from us to Politicians can do to turn around the crisis […]
This is the first of about 6 posts on Social Care that are part of the Politics of Care forum. For more on Teresa Pocock who plays a central role in the efforts of a few of us to define what care is about – see Teresa Pocock. The Technological Revolution The technological revolution that […]
f This is the first of a series of posts on the Politics of Care forum that will outline what you, what your doctor, what your politician, what the media can do to make a difference to the ongoing destruction of the climate of health and the wider global climate. The to-dos below are to-do. […]