August 14, 2009 | Mark Paradies

Are 200,000 People Per Year Killed by Medical Mistakes in the US?

Healthcare reform (or insurance reform) is a big topic in the news. But perhaps the real discussion should be on medical treatment reform?

A recent article in the Albany Times-Union suggests that the death toll in the US due to medical mistakes has doubled in the past decade and is closer to 200,000 per year that the original report by the Institute of Medicine’s original 1998 estimate of 100,000 per year.

Isn’t it time that we eliminated sentinel events by applying best practices from hospitals and other industries?

The TapRooT® Summit has a track titled:

“Eliminating Hospital Sentinel Events Best Practices Track”

That will help you see ways to make major improvements in patient safety.

Is someone from your hospital attending?

For registration, see:

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