US campaign to save 100 000 lives exceeds its target

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 22 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1468
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    The US Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 100 000 lives campaign to prevent unnecessary deaths in hospitals actually saved 122 342 lives.

    Donald Berwick, president and chief executive officer of the institute, announced the success of the 18 month campaign at the institute's second annual international meeting on redesigning hospital care in Atlanta, Georgia, last week. Authors from the institute described …

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