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Pediatric Patient Safety In The United States Healthcare System

Healthcare providers and patients have long been aware of patient safety issues in the United States healthcare system. Over the last decade, such issues have come under increasing public scrutiny, due in large part to publication of the 2000 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, To Err is Human, in which a reported 44,000 to 98,000 deaths were estimated to occur each year from preventable medical error.3

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