There are varying estimates of the number of medical errors that lead to death, with numbers ranging anywhere from 200,000 to 400,000 a year .The fact that we cannot accurately measure this statistic is a problem in and of itself. Getting to “zero harm” requires health systems to connect each medical error to a process, implement system-level improvements to identify and mitigate risk across the enterprise, and constantly measure those initiatives to ensure improvements are sustained. Viewing zero-harm as "unachievable" will be a death sentence for struggling organizations. Read more to understand why organizations need to act now to make safety a priority and how Accreditation and Regulatory Management Software can help.
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