Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Year After "Dead by Mistake" and 11 After "To Err is Human"

"Health care reform consumed the nation for the last 12 months but, despite all the talk, the country took only baby steps toward reducing medical errors that injure and kill millions of hospital patients."
In a new Times-Union article, writers Cathleen Crowley and Eric Nalder take a look back at the year following the Hearst Newspapers series, "Dead by Mistake."  With estimates of about 200,000 deaths per year caused by avoidable mistakes and hospital-acquired infections, it's clear that patients are still facing severe risks.

Click here to read the story.

The "Dead by Mistake" series debuted last year during the 10th anniversary year of the Institute of Medicine's "To Err is Human" report.  Last December, INQRI hosted a two week blog series, commemorating that anniversary. 

Click here to read the posts. 

We have also recently published a booklet of the posts.  To receive a copy, please contact Heather Kelley.

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