Wake-Up Call

MEDICAL ERRORS PREVENTION--CME'S ROLE In a recently released report that garnered an enormous amount of media attention, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) stated that between 44,000 and 98,000 people die each year in hospitals as a result of medical mistakes. That means that medical errors are the eighth leading cause of death in the U.S., responsible for more fatalities than AIDS, car accidents, or breast cancer.

Pointing out that the health care industry is more than a decade behind o

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