Advancing the science of patient safety.

  title={Advancing the science of patient safety.},
  author={Paul G. Shekelle and Peter J. Pronovost and Robert M. Wachter and Stephanie L. Taylor and Sydney Morss Dy and Robbie Foy and Susanne Hempel and Kathryn M. McDonald and John C Ovretveit and Lisa V Rubenstein and Alyce S Adams and Peter B. Angood and David W. Bates and Leonard Bickman and Pascale Carayon and Liam J Donaldson and Naihua Duan and Donna O. Farley and Trisha Greenhalgh and John L Haughom and Eileen T Lake and Richard J. Lilford and Kathleen N. Lohr and Gregg S. Meyer and Marlene R. Miller and Duncan vB. Neuhauser and Gery Ryan and Sanjay Saint and Kaveh G. Shojania and Stephen M. Shortell and David P. Stevens and Kieran M J Walshe},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={154 10},
In the decade since the Institute of Medicine published To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System (1), patient safety has assumed an important role in health care. Accreditation standards are stricter, most U.S. states now require serious medical errors to be reported, and Medicare will no longer pay for certain complications and outcomes of in-hospital care. Despite substantial changes (2) and isolated and heartening success stories (3, 4), evidence that these activities have improved… CONTINUE READING

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