100161: Doing What Counts For Patient Safety - Federal Actions To Reduce Medical Errors

About the Course:

President Clinton directed the Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force (QuIC) to evaluate the recommendations in To Err is Human report and to respond with a strategy to identify prevalent threats to patient safety and reduce medical errors. This report responds to the President’s request and provides an action plan to implement Administration initiatives designed to help prevent mistakes in the Nation’s health care delivery system.

Author

Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force

About the Author:

The development of this report by the Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force involved the efforts of many people from many agencies.

Recommended For:

This intermediate to advanced course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the importance to implement strategies that reduce errors in the care of clients.

Course Objectives:

  1. to discuss the federal response to the IOM report

  2. to discuss ideas on how to establish a national focus to enhance the knowledge base on patient safety

  3. to understand the extent and seriousness of medical errors

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