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To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System

Kohn LT, Corrigan JM, Donaldson MS, eds. (Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine). To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2000.

This report lays out a comprehensive strategy to reduce medical errors for government, industry, consumers, and health care providers, and it calls on the United States Congress to create a national patient safety center to develop the new tools and systems needed to address persistent problems. Each chapter of the report contains a reference list, allowing the reader to select additional material in specific areas of interest.

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