Preventable Adverse Events: Can We Escape Medical Mistakes?
By Michael Barasch
Mistakes happen. When they happen in medical settings, people can die or suffer serious injury. A recent study suggests the number of medical errors in the United States is skyrocketing. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) broke new ground by publishing a startling report that estimated 98,000 people die per year as a result […]