March 1, 2010

Patient safety at 10 years: How far have we come? What’s next?

By: OR Manager

If you were to give patient safety a grade on progress over the past 5 or 10 years, what would it be? OR leaders and their colleagues have participated in an array of initiatives since the Institute of Medicine published its well-known 1999 report, To Err is Human. They include the Joint Commission's Universal Protocol, the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist, and the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP), to name a few.

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