Tuesday, November 24, 2009

To Err is Human... 10 Years Later

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This post is part of our two-week series commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the seminal IOM Report "To Err Is Human." To see all posts in the series, please click here.

Ten years ago, the Institute of Medicine released a report that revolutionized healthcare in the United States. Finding that as many as 98,000 people die each year from medical errors in hospitals, “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System” sparked a nationwide conversation about how safe patients are in America and advanced an ambitious agenda for promoting patient safety and quality improvement.

Beginning next week, the INQRI blog will host a series of posts from national health care leaders, researchers and advocates who will offer their perspectives on how the report changed the practice of health care in the United States and what challenges lie ahead. The series is meant to inform and provoke a discussion. We welcome your comments and thoughts.

Until then, have a great Thanksgiving!

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