More Hospitals Move to Confront Medical Errors Head On

One out of every four Medicare patients in the hospital is the victim of a medical error. Over the past 20 years, a growing number of hospitals have adopted practices that discuss medical mistakes and offer support to the people who must cope with the often tragic consequences. We examine why experts are calling on the Biden Administration to make patient safety a national priority.   


Jack Gentry, patient 

Naomi Kirtner and Jeff Goldenberg, patient’s family and Founders of Talia’s Voice

Tom Gallagher, MD, Director, UW Medicine Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety

Stephen Kuracheck, MD, Former Chief of Critical Care and Medical Director of Quality at Children’s Minnesota

Julie Morath, RN, Member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology’s Working Group on Patient Safety

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