EXCERPT | " ... The equivalent of six jumbo jets of people dying each day who enter a hospital has created a set of problems that the healthcare delivery system seems unable to solve. A recent study in North Carolina hospitals showed that harm to patients is common, and not devreasing over time. (William Charney, Edt. 2012, Taylor and Francis Group.) ..."
"HYPOTHESIS | " ... Our hypothesis is that health-care delivery system has evolved improperly and has built within itself constructs that lead to medical error and hospital infections. ... In re-framing the discussion, we will look at such macro-issues as "for-profit-care," hierarchies in human relationship systems (bullying), over reliance on technology, stress, health-care working conditions, staffing, ... legal issues that conflict with safety issues..."
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" ... Mandatory reporting was dead on arrival. By contrast, Americans know exactly how many people die from car accidents each year because lawmakers decided long ago that was a step toward preventing them. Motor vehicle deaths are the No. 1 cause of accidental death in the United States, with more than 43,600 deaths in 2006, according to the CDC. The next three causes — poisoning, firearms and falls — account for 90,000 deaths, combined. (HERE) ... "
If that makes your head swim, that's enough numbers to ponder for now. Is it true 'to err is human?'
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