Ont. health ministry data on hospital overcrowding riddled with errors

LONDON, Ont. — Ontario’s health ministry failed to correctly track which hospitals are most overcrowded, missing red flags and allowing patients to suffer, experts warn.

The province missed critical errors in its data until the problems were found by QMI Agency.

What the ministry claimed was a half-full hospital system in the Niagara region was instead one of Ontario’s most crowded, a mistake bureaucrats refused to admit until QMI Agency contacted the hospital network directly.

http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/2014/03/07/ont-health-ministry-data-on-hospital-overcrowding-riddled-with-errors

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