I’m not by nature a worrier – I tend to educate myself, and then surrender to the process. Sometimes I educate myself and work to drive the process, but you get my drift.
That said, the brainy kids over at The Health Care Blog put up a post about a handy tool created by GE Healthcare that calculates the cost of medical errors based on population estimates. I input the 2009 population of the state where I live, Virginia, and got this:
$316, 642,142.00 – yeeeOUCH.
I don’t know about you, but I think that any fiscally responsible person – public sector or private sector, liberal or conservative, free market or socialist, Coke or Pepsi – should have a vested interest in figuring out how to reduce that whacking huge number…