From Medical Error

The 2015 penalty deadline

Its pretty close 2015.  It will arrive before the next Olympics does.  And we all know thanks to the media coverage we get how much effort is mobilized to make events like the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup happen.  Which gives credence to Dame Fiona Caldicott’s worry that it…

Statistics worse than war

Near the end of 1999 the Institute of Medicine released what at the time was a rather controversial, certainly disturbing report entitled “To Err is Human”.  What they did was simple – count how many Americans die every year as a direct result of errors that doctors and other healthcare…