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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Patient Safety and Adverse Events, 2011 and 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports on progress made since a 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine that 44,000 to 98,000 Americans die each year as a result of medical errors resulting from systemic problems.  Reports that hospitals in 34 states  showed declines in patient adverse events from 2011 to 2014 with one exception.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality