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Patient Safety and Its Importance

Patient Safety and Its Importance

The professor delves into the pivotal 1999 Institute of Medicine report, “To Err is Human,” advocating for a national patient safety center and mandatory reporting.

Further reports, such as “Crossing the Quality Chasm,” emphasize safety improvement in healthcare. A comparison highlights healthcare’s heightened risk compared to activities like mountain climbing, underscoring systemic issues over individual errors. Solutions include mandatory reporting, systemic reforms, patient advocacy, and public awareness campaigns.

In your country or region, how can healthcare professionals balance patient safety with other demands in their daily practice? Do they take special measures in patient safety?

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