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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Patient Safety

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  • To Err is Human
    • Institute of Medicine Report, 1999
    • estimated 44,000 to 98,000 deaths annually from adverse events
  • Considerable accumulation of information in past 3-4 years demonstrating the importance of working conditions and work hours

Notes:

"To Err is Human..."
Institute of Medicine Report, 1999
estimated 44,000 to 98,000 deaths annually from adverse events
Over 1 million injuries
Controversy about numbers, but regardless of precise figure, adverse events are common ***lows and highs***
Based largely on two studies Harvard Medical Practice Study and Utah Colorado Study*** details of UTCOS


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