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An Oldster Teaches Youngsters New Tricks
Burkman RT
TheFemalePatient.2012;37(3):14-16.

As health care continues to be exceedingly complex, expensive, and at times unsafe, health care systems and providers have been examining ways to make care more cost-effective and less harmful. In 2000, the Institute of Medicine’s report, “To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” pointed out that health care in the United States needed to fundamentally change to meet the demands of an aging population, rapid growth in technology, and the need to both improve quality and control expenditures. An underlying principle in the report is that most errors are related to problems with administrative and clinical processes.


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