AMA moves to tackle medical errorsBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7114.967g (Published 18 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:967
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- New York
The American Medical Association (AMA) has set up the National Patient Safety Foundation to try to reduce the number of mistakes happening in medicine.
A person faces a 1 in 200 risk of error in a hospital compared with a 1 in two million risk on an airplane, said Dr Lucian Leape of Harvard University's School of Public Health at a briefing held …