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Panel cites top 10 strategies for improving patient safety

Posted March 05, 2013, 11:43 am Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publications The toll taken by medical mistakes burst into public attention with a 1999 report called To Err Is Human from the U.S. Institute of Medicine. The report estimated that between 44,000 and 98,000 people die each year as a result of preventable medical errors. Such errors can be headline grabbers, like the death of Boston Globe columnist Betsy Lehman…

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