If hospitals were factories…

… it would be news when bad hygiene killed people.

This salmonella “scare” in chicken meat has reportedly made 278 people sick.  Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Causes Salmonella Scare.  It is reported to have resulted in no deaths.  But it’s news. 

Bad hygiene and mistakes in hospitals results in not 70,000 sick people per year – but 70,000 fatalities per year in the USA.  Over 1000 fatalites each week.

But that’s not news.


About John Culvenor

Hi, Thank you for taking a look at this blog. I work in engineering, ergonomics, creativity, design, training, etc. Often this is about helping solve legal puzzles through accident analysis. Sometimes it is about thinking up better designs for equipment, workplaces, and systems. This blog is about good design and bad design, accident analysis and how it can be done better, and how we can make a better, safer world by design!
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