THE Melbourne chiropractor who was widely criticised by doctors and other chiropractors for cracking a four-day-old baby’s back in a viral video, has defended his actions during an interview on Studio 10 this morning.
The video of Ian Rossborough treating the newborn baby, who suffered from colic and reflux, has received more than one million views on YouTube.
Last week, the president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Frank Jones, said there was “absolutely no basis” for this “outlandish” treatment on a newborn baby and launched an attack on the chiropractic industry as a whole, telling news.com.au there is “no scientific basis for most of the stuff they do”.
By some estimates, as many as 18,000 people die every year as a result of medical error, while 50,000 people suffer a permanent injury.
But there is no systematic collection and linking treatment error data, so it is impossible to know for sure how many medical mistakes cause serious harm or death. –source
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED?
Australia has the highest rate of medical error in the world according to the World Health Organisation :-
- 18,000 people may die every year in hospitals through preventable medical negligence in Australia
- 50,000 people suffer from permanent injury annually as a result of medical negligence in Australia.
- 80,000 Australian patients per year are hospitalised due to medication errors. –source