Patients in Russia remains one of the most vulnerable categories of citizens: to suffer due to a medical error can be anyone, but to find the truth and to achieve to bring the perpetrators to justice is rarely sick, RIA Novosti said the president of the League defenders patients Alexander Saversky eve patient World Daywhich is celebrated on 11 February.Patients in Russia remains one of the most vulnerable categories of citizens: to suffer due to a medical error can be anyone, but to find the truth and to achieve to bring the perpetrators to justice is rarely sick, RIA Novosti said the president of the League defenders patients Alexander Saversky eve of the patient of the World Day, which is celebrated11 February.
This day established late Pope John Paul II.According to the Pontiff, the annual celebration of the World Day of the patient has a specific purpose: "to feel the medical staff of numerous Catholic organizations, believers around the civil society need to ensure the best care for the sick and i
In Russia there are no official statistics of medical errors, as there is no legislation governing the professional responsibility "people in white coats."
"Federal CHI Fund annually gives figures that insurance companies reveal the structure of health care 10% of medical care defects. This means that the standards of care were violated, that is, it has been rendered poorly. What does it lead to? The numbers do notgiven ", - said Saversky.
According to him, with a population of over 300 million people every year due to medical errors killed between 80 to 100 thousand people in the United States.At the same time, American medicine takes 37 place in the world for quality.
in Russia with a population of 142 million, according to unofficial estimates, due to the negligence or medical errors killed about 50 thousand people a year.In this case the Russian Federation occupies 130 place in terms of the provision of medical care.
in Russia made public the tragic stories of patients each year who died through the fault of the doctors or left disabled.
two-month history of Sony Kulivets that on, shocked the whole country doctors mistakenly lost his hands in 2008.The investigation accused the two doctors in the child's disability.The court sentenced the physician to eleven and a nurse - to nine months' imprisonment in a penal colony.Sentenced doctor-resuscitator committed suicide in prison.
When it comes to children and pregnant women, it is especially sinks into the soul, says Saversky.
"In my memory was a case where five children two brigades of" first "could not make the correct diagnosis" false croup ", - he told RIA Novosti And it was in the syndrome develops in children during the first years of life as a result of acute respiratory viral infections.. According Saversky third team simply did not respond to the mother's appeal, "help", the child fell into a coma directly in the ambulance and died. A child at the time had quite a bit of attention and a warm drink, sure specialist.
Equallyegregious case, according Saversky, occurred when the physician's fault killed mother and child.
"during the week, a woman with central placenta previa, when the birth canal is blocked, doctors have tried to bring out the natural childbirth.How is that possible? "- Lamenting Saversky According to him, in a week when a pregnant woman has already died a child and began sepsis, she underwent a caesarean section, but it was too late
.." Six years later, her husband received 300 thousand rublesas compensation, "- he said
Saversky believes that the proven facts of deaths according to the doctor's fault, saying that Russia's need to radically change the legislation on medical liability in respect of the patient's Part..standards, according to him, need to be moved from criminal to administrative plane, because, as a rule, doctors do not "put" in prison for more than a year, and more often just prescribe a conditional sentence.
"The thing is that patientswho turn to us, they want to make sure that the doctor is not working anymore, that is, deprive him of his right to practice medicine for all ", - said Saversky.
According to him, today the patient is often one on one with the problem, alone against the system.He is convinced that the protection of patients in Russia is necessary to create a specialized prosecutor's office or institution authorized for patients rights in the West.