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Notice given 14 July 2005

1029  Senator Nettle: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing—

(1) What are the annual rates of iatrogenesis resulting from: (a) failure to diagnose; (b) failure to treat; (c) incorrect diagnosis; (d) injury from therapeutic devices; (e) hospital acquired infections; (f) malnutrition amongst hospitalised patients; and (g) bedsores.

(2) Within all categories of the iatrogenic spectrum, what is the total number of public health patients who die in Australia each year as a result of iatrogenesis.