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Quality Health Care Errors

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Quality healthcare, patient safety, cost-effectiveness, and satisfaction of the stakeholder are major concerns of healthcare leaders and top priorities in the strategic plans of their organizations (Casida & Pinto-Zipp, 2008). The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report of 1999 estimated that malpractice and errors in healthcare cause between 44,000 and 98,000(Miller & LaFramboise, 2009; Paterick, Paterick, Waterhouse, & Paterick, 2009). Medication errors, related to the incompetence of healthcare providers and inefficient medication management systems, are the third main cause of death after heart disease and cancer (Brady, Malone & Fleming, 2009; Carroll, 2004). Clinical competence has returned to center stage. In recent years, political and
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