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Unmet Needs:Teaching Physicians to Provide Safe Patient Care

Ten years after the Institute of Medicine’s landmark 1999 report To Err Is Human, the Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation released a white paper finding that US medical schools are not doing an adequate job of facilitating student understanding of basic knowledge and the development of skills required for the provision of safe patient care. Unmet Needs is the culmination of three LLI roundtable discussions and makes key recommendations for reforming medical education in order to improve patient safety. The paper is the first in a planned series of such reports on issues that the Lucian Leape Institute has identified as top priorities in ongoing efforts to improve patient safety.

Unmet Needs: Teaching Physicians to Provide Safe Patient Care

 

The Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation gratefully acknowledges The Doctors Company Foundation for its generous support of the LLI Expert Roundtable on Reforming Medical Education and of the publication and dissemination of this white paper.