Josie's Story

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

 

Eighteen-month-old Josie King died from medical errors incurred at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her mother, Sorrel King, later worked with hospitals to develop a way for patients and their families to summon a Rapid Response Team to the bedside within minutes.

 

This is just one story. Between 44,000 and 98,000 patients die in US hospitals every year due to medical errors, more than those people who die in automobile accidents. You can help change that by joining the new IHI Open School for Health Professions, designed to help students in all health-related professions learn about patient safety and quality improvement.

 

For motivation, watch Sorrel King speak to an audience at Johns Hopkins about how she transformed her grief and anger into determination to make health care safer. Note: There are no learning objectives associated with this video.

 

This video courtesy of the PBS series "Remaking American Medicine."  

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