Hospitals Riskier Than Airplanes
According to Britain's chief medical officer, your chances of dying in the hospital of a developed country because of medical error are more than 30,000 times "better" than that of dying in an air accident. (The risks are 1 in 300 and 1 in 10 million, respectively.) Leaving aside the question of whether the two populations are at all comparable, go ahead and use up those frequent-flier miles before scheduling an operation . . . .
· Hospitals 'more dangerous' than air travel [ABC Australia]