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Hospitals' Dirty

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Your Safety is Not a Priority:

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To Err Is Human;

To Fail To Improve

Is Unconscionable!

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How Many More Patients

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Are Our Hospitals MakingUs Sick?

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U.S. Healthcare Costs

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Our healthcare system is facing a medical crisis of epidemic proportions.

Preventable medical errors and hospital acquired infections are shockingly pervasive in American hospitals, and they affect all patients, regardless of age, gender, race or financial resources. Everyone of us is at risk.

Preventable medical errors and other adverse events kill thousands upon thousands of hospitalized Americans every year. Tens of thousands more suffer serious pain and disability, sometimes lasting a lifetime. These tragic events additionally result in billions of dollars of unnecessary healthcare costs.

Ten years ago, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a landmark report, "To Err Is Human," which called for a drastic reduction in these preventable medical mistakes after finding that accidental overdoses, infections and other hospital errors had become a leading cause of death in America.

The IOM's report included an immediate "call to action" to improve patient safety and the quality of care in our healthcare system. With its alarming statistics on the number of people killed and injured annually in American hospitals, the authors declared that "it would be irresponsible to expect anything less that a 50 percent reduction in errors over five years."

Well, we didn't even come close! Although pockets within the industry have finally started to address certain medical errors and hospital acquired infections, very little progress has been made to date. The lack of a national commitment, the absence of any sense of urgency along with healthcare provider complacency appear to be the main reasons that the alarming

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply.    

Willing is not enough; we must do."

----Goethe 

number of deaths and injuries in our nation's hospitals continue unabated. Indeed, some studies have found that the problem has only gotten worse, year after year. The American public still fails to understand the gravity and scope of the problem, due in large part to the industry's lack of disclosure and the medical shroud of secrecy and deceit.

Enough is enough. The status quo is simply no longer acceptable.

Preventable medical errors and hospital acquired infections remain one of the most urgent, widespread public safety problems facing our nation today.

We demand change and we demand it now.  Unfortunately, this tipping point just won't come about from tiptoeing timidly.

 

 

 

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