Strengthening a Culture of Safety
By Paul B. Rothman, M.D.
Dean of the Medical Faculty
CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Fifteen years ago, 18-month-old Josie King died at The Johns Hopkins Hospital from medical errors that led to sepsis, a bloodstream infection that threatens the lives of patients in hospitals and nursing homes. With 750,000 cases and 250,000 deaths per year, sepsis is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of inpatient death. Every hospitalized patient is at risk for contracting it.
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