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October, 2011

Going into hospital far riskier than flying: WHO | Reuters

Hospitals are riskier than flying due to hygiene and risk miscalculation.
Your chances of dying in a hospital are much higher than in a plane crash. This is hardly shocking, but speaks to two interesting issues: first, the problem could be solved if evveryone always kept their hands clean at a hospital, which seems simple but is far from it. I remember when I was doing work with GE hearing about simple things like lab coats and just how much contamination they carry. Second, it speaks to our total inability to properly calculate risk.
October 30, 2011
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