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IOM Examines Medical Errors, More

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2001


The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released "Informing the Future: Critical Issues in Health." The report covers many issues, including medical errors. Recommendations related to reducing medical errors include:
establish a center for patient safety within the Agency fo....

Putting the Brakes on Medical Errors

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2000


Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA), James Jeffords (R-VT), William Frist (R-TN), and Christopher Dodd (D-CT) are continuing to draft legislation that will curb medical errors and, at press time, was expected to be presented in June. Insiders indicated that the bill will likely focus on expan....

IOM Report Examines Medical Errors

Author: Asmonga, Donald D.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2000


Estimates attribute between 44,000 to 98,000 deaths each year to medical errors in hospitals, while more than 7,000 deaths are the result of medication errors occurring in all healthcare settings. According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report "To Err is Human: Building a Saf....

Sentinel Event Procedures Undergo Scrutiny

Author: Fuller, Sandra R.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 1998


Substantial changes were made to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' Sentinel Event Procedures at the November 1997 Board of Commissioners meeting. With an implementation date scheduled for April 1, 1998, all Joint Commission accredited healthcare organiz....

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