Next week marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark Institute of Medicine report “To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System.”
 
“Twenty years ago, the Institute of Medicine issued a call to action and the women and men of America’s hospitals and health systems responded by working tirelessly to make health care better, safer and more patient-centered,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “Due to the efforts of hospital and health system leaders, trustees, caregivers on the front lines and all of the other dedicated employees ensuring safe and caring environments, our field has improved the safety and quality of care, delivering real progress that has benefited patients. … As our health care system continues to transform, America’s hospitals and health systems remain laser-focused on providing all patients with high-quality, safe and individualized care so we can continue to save lives, perform miracles and keep people healthy.”
 
Read the full statement.

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