According to an article in Modern Physician, more than 150 organizations have signed on to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 5 Million Lives Campaign. The American Medical Association is not one of them.
This campaign, which was launched six months ago, seeks to prevent five million incidents of patient harm, such as those stemming from erroneous drug prescriptions or or surgical complications.
To its credit, the AMA was involved in a previous incarnation of the campaign, which sought to prevent 100,000 incidents of patient harm. But why the refusal to take the next step?
You can get more information on the campaign–including details about the June 20th National Action Day–on the IHI’s website.