September 24, 2012 | Mark Paradies

Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: What is Your Hospital Doing to Fight Medical Errors?

Interesting article in The Wall Street Journal. The first two paragraphs read:

When there is a plane crash in the U.S., even a minor one, it makes headlines. There is a thorough federal investigation, and the tragedy often yields important lessons for the aviation industry. Pilots and airlines thus learn how to do their jobs more safely.

The world of American medicine is far deadlier: Medical mistakes kill enough people each week to fill four jumbo jets. But these mistakes go largely unnoticed by the world at large, and the medical community rarely learns from them. The same preventable mistakes are made over and over again, and patients are left in the dark about which hospitals have significantly better (or worse) safety records than their peers.

The article missed one important advanced but simple idea. Use TapRooT® RCA to find and fix the causes of medical errors and use TapRooT® RCA proactively to prevent them in the first place.

If you don’t know how TapRooT® can help your hospital, you should attend a 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Course and find out. Start saving lives today!

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