Up to 70 per cent of the medication histories of elderly patients admitted to Auckland City Hospital have omissions or errors. A third of the discrepancies could give rise to discomfort or potential harm, the Auckland University study found.
But… this is nothing in comparison with 200,000 Chinese who die each year due to the drug misuse. Many chinese know a lot about their bodies and often self-prescribe. While this practice seems to be very safe when they use herbal remedies, it appears to be very fatal when they play around with pharmaceutical drugs.