Over the years, leaders in industry have learned that doing something right often costs less than doing it wrong. Tomorrow we'll come together in Greenville to talk about how applying that same principle in health care can protect lives and save billions of dollars.
There is no doubt that America has the world's most skilled doctors and nurses and its finest hospitals. Every day, many Americans receive care that is as good as or better than any in the world. But far too often, we fall short of that high standard.
A recent study found that as many as one out of three hospital patients is harmed by the care he receives. And more than a fifth of chronically ill adults report a “serious error” in their care over the course of a hospital stay.
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