The 1999 publication of To Err Is Human from the Institute of Medicine focused attention on the need to improve the safety of medical care and spurred a variety of public and private responses. Despite this attention, at the 10-year anniversary of that report, there was little evidence that safety had improved, and concern that progress in reducing patient harms in hospitals has been slow.1
Kronick R, Arnold S, Brady J. Improving Safety for Hospitalized Patients: Much Progress but Many Challenges Remain. JAMA. 2016;316(5):489–490. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.7887
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