Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, with over 1,000 people dying from these preventable mistakes every day.
Globally, medical error is believed to kill more people than HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
We hear from medical experts and patient safety activists — including globally recognized leaders such as Dr David W. Bates and Karen Feinstein — on how they are working to maximize patient safety by minimizing the number of preventable medical errors.
Dr David Bates, MD, Chief of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Past-President of ISQua, and Chair of ISQua's International Academy of Quality & Safety (IAQS) writes on the 'Safety of Healthcare and How It Can Be Improved With Technology'
ISQua Member and Co-Chair of World Health Organization’s Patients for Patient Safety, Helen Haskell, writes of 'Mothers on a Mission Against Medical Error'
The campaign was distributed through USA TODAY on March 23, 2021, and is published online:https://www.futureofpersonalhealth.com/campaign/patient-safety/