At the top of the list of errors are things like doctors operating on the wrong body part or patient, carrying out the wrong surgery and forgetting medical equipment in patients. #health
Toxic gas, accidental burns and surgeries gone wrong: A look at medical mistakes in Canada
OTTAWACITIZEN.COM|BY ,ALIA DHARSSI, NATIONAL POST STAFF
Phyllis Carter - In Montreal a few weeks ago, I was in an ambulance enroute to hospital. The tech asked me if I have any allergies. I gave her the short list including "iodine." At the hospital, the triage nurse asked the same questions. I answered the same way. "Iodine." In the room at emergency, a young doctor came to see me. I told him I am allergic to iodine. As I was lying in the CT scanner, the tech said, "I am going to start injecting the iodine into your IV now".