AMA moves to tackle medical errors

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 18 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:967
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 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 …

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