Eliminating US hospital medical errors.

@article{Kumar2008EliminatingUH,
  title={Eliminating US hospital medical errors.},
  author={Sameer Kumar and Marc Steinebach},
  journal={International journal of health care quality assurance},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={444-71}
}
PURPOSE Healthcare costs in the USA have continued to rise steadily since the 1980s. Medical errors are one of the major causes of deaths and injuries of thousands of patients every year, contributing to soaring healthcare costs. The purpose of this study is to examine what has been done to deal with the medical-error problem in the last two decades and present a closed-loop mistake-proof operation system for surgery processes that would likely eliminate preventable medical errors. DESIGN… CONTINUE READING

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