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  • Patient safety 10 years after “To Err is Human” Monday, December 21, 2009 � by jg

    New York Times: Dr. Robert Wachter discusses progress that’s been made (and still hasn’t been made) in patient safety in the nation’s hospitals.

  • Patient safety lags, years after study shows 98,000 needless deaths Tuesday, December 8, 2009 � by jg

    It was ten years ago this month that the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies issued its landmark report, “To Err Is Human.” That report recommended a “four-tiered approach” for better hospital safety. Ten years later, experts say hospitals could be doing a lot better job of improving patient safety.