Healthcare Blooper of the Year

This one goes to, after much thought,  the incident portrayed in the following video:

Its easy to see why this one gets the award when you take into consideration the following:

  1. The patient waited in the emergency room for 24 hours.
  2. She had collapsed for 1 hour before any action was taken.
  3. The utter indifference shown by other patients and staff.
  4. To cap it all, this did not occur in a third-world country!

Just for the record, the patient died of deep vein thrombosis. Read more in my earlier posting on the incident here.

Next Posting: Healthcare Blooper of the Year – Malaysian version

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3 responses

  1. Happy New Year Ridz!

    Keep on blogging even though they say it is passe, and that Facebook & Twitter is in thing. Its more readable and satisfying, dont you agree?

    Doctor2008 says: Agree with you! Facebook is fine but my opinion is Twitter serves to make the Telcos rich. Have a great 2009..

  2. Thanks for the reminder. This incident sure stank.

  3. Whoa.. what a shock…. 24 hours waiting for a medical services? What a suck.

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