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Experts assess progress in patient safety, reducing errors
11/8/2018

Failure to improve provider working conditions, recognize emerging patient complications and communicate concerns among staff are some of the current patient safety issues, according to experts at a forum held to assess progress made since release of the 1999 report "To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System." "Everyone agrees we haven't made as much progress as we'd like to make [with reducing medical errors], and the improvements have been uneven," said Linda Aiken, director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania.

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