December 1, 2009, marks the 10-year anniversary of the Institute of Medicine report on medical mistakes, To Err is Human, the blockbuster that launched the modern patient safety movement.1,2 The occasion of this anniversary gives us an opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made in patient safety and on areas that have not received the attention they deserve.
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