The Therac-25: A Major Failure in Patient Safety

Posted on: Fri, 03/13/2020 - 11:53 By: Leon San Salvador
March 8-14, 2020 is Patient Safety Awareness Week! As stated by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, it "is an annual recognition event intended to encourage everyone to learn more about health care safety." Their page on the subject goes on to explain that, "Although there has been real progress made in patient safety over the past two decades, current estimates cite medical harm as a leading cause of death worldwide." Sadly, these deaths are largely preventable. This initiative was created to raise awareness about the role that everyone in the healthcare industry plays in ensuring the safety of patients - even if they never even see one. You might be wondering why we at Dream Axiom would...
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