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Health Leaders Urge Immediate Action on Patient and Workforce Safety

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Representatives from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) – three member organization of the IHI-convened National Steering Committee for Patient Safety (NSC) – discussed the importance of national level coordination to address patient and workforce safety across the continuum of care at the IHI Patient Safety Congress.

Statement from IHI and LLI: RaDonda Vaught Sentencing

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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the IHI Lucian Leape Institute (LLI) share our deepest sympathies with the family of Charlene Murphey for their tragic loss. While we are relieved that Ms. RaDonda Vaught did not receive a prison sentence, we remain disappointed and deeply concerned about the criminalization of error in medicine, which offers no remedy for improving patient safety. In fact, Ms. Vaught’s arrest and conviction makes patients less safe.

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