April 13, 2007
In late 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimated in their
landmark report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health
System, that preventable medical errors in U.S. hospitals cost
an estimated 98,000 patient lives and $7 to $19 billion every year.
The IOM further ...
February 13, 2007
James Thomas Edwards
Simulations, which are often used in the training of pilots,
military personnel, and health professionals, are turned to when it
is too expensive or dangerous to allow students to use the real
equipment and when a mistake would be costly. For example, flight
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