Friday, October 16, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Healthcare services and procedures that cause patients bodily harm are major drivers of excess spending, waste and patient suffering. Medical harm—injury resulting from largely preventable events caused by human error in healthcare facilities—is suspected to be the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., despite ongoing work to address patient safety concerns.
In this webinar, speakers will brainstorm the creation of a National Patient Safety Authority (NPSA)—a centralized authority that will spearhead the effort to prevent medical harm events. These experts will highlight the importance of establishing a NPSA and describe what this entity could look like. They will also discuss the prevalence of medical harm and its impact on patients and families as well as offer actionable suggestions for consumers that wish to advocate for a national patient safety entity.
Speakers for this webinar include:
A recording of this webinar and other materials can be found here.