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Advancing Quality Through Patient Safety

July 19, 2001

The Institute of Medicine estimates that between 44,000 and 98,000 lives are lost annually as a result of preventable medical errors.  This Issue Brief examines the response to the medical errors crisis across the health care delivery system, as well as how grantmakers working at the national, state, and local levels can contribute to advancing quality through reductions in medical errors and improvements in patient safety.

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