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HMS Medical Errors and the Culture of Medicine

April 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

With decades of experience behind the patient safety movement, we now have a clear understanding of the importance of preventing medical errors.

However, progress in this area has been mixed, with the field still struggling with fundamental questions.  How reliably can providers identify errors and determine whether a death was preventable? Does this heightened focus on patient safety further the perception that death is most often the result of mistakes that can be avoided? And how can physicians and other care providers most effectively scrutinize their practices and improve outcomes?

Registration is required.
Please bring your Harvard, affiliated hospital, or photo ID.

Lunch will be served.

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Presenters:

Terry McGuire, MS, MBA
Founding Parnter, Polaris Partners

Bhaven Sampat, PhD
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Organizer

Center for Bioethics
Website:
http://bioethics.hms.harvard.edu/

Venue

Gordon Hall, HMS
25 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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