Fifteen years after To Err is Human: a success story to learn from

  title={Fifteen years after To Err is Human: a success story to learn from},
  author={P. Pronovost and J. Cleeman and D. Wright and A. Srinivasan},
  journal={BMJ Quality & Safety},
  pages={396 - 399}
  • P. Pronovost, J. Cleeman, +1 author A. Srinivasan
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • BMJ Quality & Safety
  • Preventable harm is a major cause of preventable death worldwide. In late 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released To Err is Human ,1 a report that riveted the world's attention to between 44 000 and 98 000 patient deaths annually in the USA from medical errors. Progress towards reducing these harms has proven difficult because healthcare lacks robust mechanisms to routinely measure the problem and estimates of the magnitude vary widely. It is hard to gauge safety when healthcare uses… CONTINUE READING

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