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To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System - Institute of Medicine, and Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, and Donaldson, Molla S (Editor)
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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, and medical error easily rises to the top ranks of urgent, widespread public problems. To Err Is Human breaks the silence that has surrounded medical ...

To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System 2000, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

ISBN-13: 9780309068376