Tag Archives: To Err is Human
March 20, 2012 ~ The advocacy group, Public Citizen in a letter (here) to Congress issued Monday, March 19 calls on the U.S. House to Reject the medical liability bill called H.R. 5. The House may vote this week on the legislation called the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-Cost, Timely Healthcare Act. It essentially shields [continue reading…]
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) shook the public and the medical establishment in 1999, with its landmark study “To Err Is Human” (summary here) that revealed 98,000 preventable hospital medical errors occur every year in the U.S.