The issue of patient safety has risen to prominence with the recent release of the Institute of Medicine's report, "To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health Care System," which concluded that preventable medical errors are a leading cause of death in America. The report acknowledges states' roles in accrediting health care providers, and recommends establishment of state-based mandatory reporting systems of adverse events. The purpose of this project is to provide state policy officials with information to assist the development of strategies to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety. Activities funded will include a literature search, survey of current state practices, site visits to four states, production and dissemination of an analytic report and presentation of this material at several national meetings.
Amount Awarded $99,758.00
Awarded on: 3/28/2000
Time frame: 4/1/2000 - 3/31/2001
Grant Number: 38842