Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Slide content:Patient Safety - 1 Regulation is an important mechanism used to improve patient safety Landmark 1999 report (To Err is Human) 44,000 to 98,000 people die in hospitals each year as a result of preventable medical mistakes Mistakes cost hospitals $17 billion to $29 billion yearly 18
Slide notes:We now transition to the topic of patient safety and federal efforts focused on improved patient safety. In a landmark 1999 report, the nonprofit Institute of Medicine published a report called To Err is Human. This report was the first to deal in-depth and openly with the problem of medical errors on a nationwide scale. It concluded that between forty-four thousand and ninety-eight thousand people die in hospitals each year as a result of preventable medical errors, such as administration of the wrong drug or dosage. The report also showed that U.S. hospitals lose seventeen to twenty-nine billion dollars every year as a result of errors. 18