Five Years After To Err Is Human: What Have We Learned?
MedSun: Newsletter #1, February 2006
It has been five years since the Institute of Medicine reported that as many as 98,00 people die annually as the result of medical errors and called for a national effort to address this problem. In this Journal of the American Medical Association (May 18, 2005) article Drs. Lucian Leape and Donald Berwick assess the nation’s progress toward the goal of safer health care delivery. The authors summarize accomplishments, barriers to progress, and address the question of what steps need to be taken next.