Quality

  • Formosa Chen
  • Hiroko Kunitake
  • Elise Lawson
  • Joan Ryoo
  • Clifford Y. Ko
Chapter

Abstract

  • The spotlight has been on health-care quality since the publication of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System in 1999 and Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century in 2001.

  • In-hospital deaths due to preventable medical errors represented the eighth leading cause of death in the USA in these reports.

Keywords

Plague NCCN 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Formosa Chen
    • 1
  • Hiroko Kunitake
    • 2
  • Elise Lawson
    • 3
  • Joan Ryoo
    • 4
  • Clifford Y. Ko
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryRonald Regan UCLA Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryRonald Regan UCLA Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Department of General Internal Medicine/Health Services ResearchRonald Regan UCLA Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  5. 5.Department of SurgeryDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos AngelesUSA

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