Looking For a Good Yardstick to Judge the Quality of Healthcare … Check These Two Books Out!

IOM - Crossing the Quality ChasmIOM - To Err is Human … Building A Safer Health SystemTo Err Is Human  was the seminal publication that ushered in the safety movement thirteen years ago. Taken together with  Crossing the Quality Chasm report a year later, not only has awareness been raised, but a practical strategic road map was formed, which remains current today. I find it to be a useful exercise to utilize these publications as a yardstick against which to evaluate the performance and characteristics of today’s health care system.