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To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System
by Committee on Quality of Health Care in America , Institute of Medicine, Linda T. Kohn , Janet M. Corrigan , Molla S. Donaldson
Experts estimate that as many as 98,000 people die in any given year from medical errors that occur in hospitals. That's more than die from motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS--three causes that receive far more public attention. Indeed, more people die annually from medication errors than from workplace injuries. Add the financial cost to the human tragedy, ...more
Paperback, 287 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by National Academy Press
(first published March 1st 2000)
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