Medical Error

iatrogenic, baby - Product Quality

Can EHealth help? Should EHealth systems be specifically designed to attack specific/common errors?

Report of the Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force (Qu I C) to the President, February 2000 -

Don Berwick, Institute For Healthcare Improvement

  • "100,000 Lives Campaign"

    • June 14, 2006. IHI President and CEO Donald Berwick announces in Atlanta, GA, that hospitals in the 100,000 Lives Campaign have saved an estimated 122,300 lives, exceeding the original goal.

Peter Pronovost of Johns Hopkins - CheckList series

Jun'2003 study by Elizabeth Mc Glynn (RAND) says patients get only half the care that's appropriate. We found little difference among the proportion of recommended Preventive Care provided (54.9 percent), the proportion of recommended acute care provided (53.5 percent), and the proportion of recommended care provided for Chronic conditions (56.1 percent). Among different medical functions, adherence to the processes involved in care ranged from 52.2 percent for screening to 58.5 percent for follow-up care. Quality varied substantially according to the particular medical condition, ranging from 78.7 percent of recommended care (95 percent confidence interval, 73.3 to 84.2) for senile cataract to 10.5 percent of recommended care (95 percent confidence interval, 6.8 to 14.6) for alcohol dependence.

Nov2004 - questioning whether there's been any improvement in the 5 years since "To Err is Human" was published in Nov'1999.

See also Side Effect

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