Friday, December 11, 2009

Let’s not wait another 10 years

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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.

I would like to extend a very warm thank you to everyone who participated in our two week series to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the “To Err is Human” report.  Thank you to those who were interviewed, wrote blog entries, promoted us on your sites, followed along on Twitter, wrote comments, voted in our poll and read with us for the past two weeks. I hope you will continue to do so.

We have heard from hospital administrators, clinicians, researchers, journalists, and fellow bloggers.  We have heard what we already suspected to be true – patient safety is a team sport.  Doctors, nurses, patients and families are all part of this effort… and, though progress has been made, we still have a long way to go.

As the report said ten years ago:

“To err is human, but errors can be prevented. Safety is a crucial first step in improving quality of care…Must we wait another decade to be safe in our health system?”

Let’s not wait another 10 years.

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