Two Decades Since To Err Is Human: An Assessment Of Progress And Emerging Priorities In Patient Safety

Health Affairs, David W. Bates and Hardeep Singh, November, 2018

The Institute of Medicine’s To Err Is Human, published in 1999, represented a watershed moment for the US health care system. The report dramatically raised the profile of patient safety and stimulated dedicated research funding to this essential aspect of patient care. Highly effective interventions have since


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