The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) estimates that medical malpractice imposes costs of about a billion euros a year in Finland.
The THL estimates that between 700 and 1,700 people die each year as a result of medical error. This significantly exceeds the number of traffic fatalities.
About EUR 400 million is spent on additional hospital costs. The THL calculates that half of the additional hospital costs could be eliminated through better instruction.