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So-called runway excursions are much more serious problems overseas than in the U.S. Still, three years ago the Federal Aviation Administration decided such events were significant enough to warrant enhanced statistical tracking—similar to daily data gathered about near-collisions on runways between aircraft.
And then observes:
Just imagine if there were a Federal Medical Administration or equivalent who could decide that HAI's or endoscope infections "were significant enough to warrant enhanced statistical tracking" - and there were a methodology and mandate to do it! Instead, we exert no oversight over this at all. Just amazing.
Indeed, see here for a recent example.