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Do No Harm

Friday, December 1, 2017

Improved communication skills can make a substantial difference in preventing medical errors.

The number of patients harmed or killed each year by medical errors is staggering. Unfortunately, modern medicine has only recently begun to deal with this important issue. A wake-up call for the healthcare industry was first received nearly 20 years ago when the Institute of Medicine released the landmark report To Err is Human: Building a Better Health System. This sobering report estimated that one o


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