Medical Errors and Patient Safety
Lucian Leape Harvard School of Public Health
Connie Crowley Ganser Coalition Prevention Medical Errors
Linda Kenney president, Med Induced Trauma Support Serv
John A. Fromson VP, Professional Development, Massachusetts Medical
A panel of professionals weigh in on the shocking 1999 The Institute of Medicine report on medical safety. Panelists include Lucian Leape, Connie Crowley Ganser, and Linda Kelly. The event is moderated by John A. Fromson.
The Institute of Medicine reported in 1999 that health care in the United States is not as safe as it should be, and that as many as 98,000 patients may die each year from preventable medical errors. How far have we progressed in five years? How do doctors, nurses, and other health care workers approach patient safety? What is the responsibility of the patient for patient safety? How can we make medical care better?
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