Long journey to safer care

November 2009
AHA News;11/23/2009, Vol. 45 Issue 24, p4
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the efforts being made by hospitals in the U.S. to improve safety and efficiency in medical care. According to him, these initiatives were the result of the Institute of Medicine report "To Err is Human," which focused on unsafe medical care. He indicates that some hospitals are using advance technology and hiring staff specialists who focus on improving patient safety to improve their services to patients. For him, improvement in medical care should continue toward perfection.


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