August 18, 2009 | Mark Paradies

Another Local News Article About Hospital Errors and Deaths

See:

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/08/14/ERRORS.ART_ART_08-14-09_A1_UMEP2FL.html?sid=101

Here are a couple of quotes:

… hospital leaders say they’ve made great strides toward preventing mistakes

A recent analysis by Hearst Newspapers showed no progress in driving down deaths caused by hospital mistakes.

Can they both be right?

My guess is that the exponentially accelerating complexity of modern medicine will result in MORE errors and MORE deaths despite piecemeal efforts to improve patient safety. Thus, every hospital needs to redouble their efforts to implement best practices from others in the healthcare industry and FROM OTHER INDUSTRIES if they hope to get ahead of this problem.

Where can your hospital learn these needed best practices? Start with three days at the TapRooT® Summit. See:

http://www.taproot.com/summit.php

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