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HARM AND HARMFUL SIDE-EFFECTS
This chapter provides information about harm or harmful side-effects experienced by people in the past year. Respondents were asked whether they had experienced harm or harmful side-effects from any medication, medical care, treatment or test in that time, and if so:
Of the people who had seen a health professional for their most recent experience of harm or harmful side-effects, four out of five were either satisfied or very satisfied with the way the situation was handled (81%). (Table 22)
Across Australia, 61% of people aged 15 years and over who experienced harm or harmful side-effects had been informed of the risk that harm or a harmful side-effect might occur. Slightly more males (65%) than females (59%) had been informed of the risk. (Table 22)
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