A new approach can take patient safety to the next level
For many hospitals and health care systems, improving safety means being alert to things that go wrong, finding out why they happened, and fixing them. While this is a helpful approach, adding a new one aimed at anticipating errors can take patient safety to an entirely new level. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published "To Err Is Human." This landmark report turned a spotlight on medical errors and the resulting harm to patients.
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