Achieving Safe and Reliable Healthcare

Healthcare organizations have an epidemic on their hands: Medical error is causing as many as 98,000 deaths a year in the nation’s hospitals. And these failures are not due to unqualified clinicians or the lack of technology-instead, evidence indicates that at least 80 percent of medical error is system derived, meaning that system flaws are setting good people up to fail. Achieving Safe and Reliable Healthcare: Strategies and Solutions provides healthcare leaders with a blueprint for building and supporting a culture of patient safety. It includes contributions from experts who have created comprehensive and successful patient safety programs in their organizations.