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Curing the healthcare system

BusinessWeek, November 21, 2008

Millions of patients each year are harmed or even killed as a result of medical errors in U.S. hospitals. Most of them are avoidable, yet ultimately result in added and unnecessary costs. This inspired a campaign through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement of Cambridge, MA, that since 2006 has urged hospitals to adopt 12 specific goals to avoid causing unnecessary harm.