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Medical equipment | Failures often not reported

Medical equipment | Failures often not reportedmedical equipment

Many hospitals conceal defects in medical devices. The contact point for this kind of interference, the Foundation Network Danger Messages (SNG), receives only a few reports per year. According to the foundation that is just the tip of the iceberg. SNG director says that hospitals equipment failures often conceal, because they are afraid of negative publicity. A bad thing, he says, because partly by this incidents the lives of patients are at risk. For example a woman in Almelo Twenteborg Hospital died, because the medical equipment went on fire. According to the SGN is much more common for comparable equipment catching fire. In 2004 in Almelo even twice times the equipment set on fire, only then the medical staff accomplished to extinguish the fire in time.   Source: Gezondheidsnet.nl

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