I am taking a Pharmacology course, and I need some statistics on the number of Medication errors annually in the US, and in SC. Anyone have any ideas as to where I might find this information? I have looked thru (it seems like hundreds!!) articles online via my serch engine, and I can't seem to find what I am looking for. THANKS!!!!
Jan 17, '07
I did a presentation 2 years ago for the international day of nursing on patient safety and focused on this report. It is dated but a start. You can try the Institute of Medicine (iom.edu) and also try JCAHO. If you didn't search patient safety give it a try.
The issue of patient safety was shot into public view and stunned the American public and health care professions when in 1999 when the national academy of science's Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a report "To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. The report stated that between 44,000 and 98,000 persons die in US each year as a result of medical errors."
Last edit by Saifudin on Jan 17, '07
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