Welcome to Survivors of Medical Harm

Survivors of Medical Harm

On May 29th, 2013  patients and families who have suffered from medical harm formed a national organization to represent our views.  As shown in the Campaign Time Line above, many successful and effective organizations have been created over the years, and we will be standing on their shoulders.  We are hoping to unite these many successful initiatives with other patients who have been injured and families who have lost loved ones while being cared for by our health care systems. We have all encountered hurdles during our survival journey, and we are hoping to encourage our health care systems to improve their treatment of those who have been harmed (please see Victims of Medical Errors ).  The Institute of Medicine in their classic report “To Err is Human” notes that nearly 100,000 patients die each year due to preventable medical errors, and we estimate that over 1 million per year…

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