Preventable medical errors alone impact or harm at least 5 million Americans annually, costing more than $17-$21 billion dollars
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2009
Quantros, a leading provider of safety, quality and compliance solutions for the healthcare industry, is giving away 1,000 free copies of the book "Fatal Care: Survive in the U.S. Health System," to recognize the importance of National Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW).
The book, written by Quantros President, CEO and CMO, Dr. Sanjaya Kumar, reflects Quantros' commitment to helping healthcare providers reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries that occur in U.S. healthcare facilities each year.
PSAW, which runs March 8-14, is a national education and awareness-building campaign organized by the National Patient Safety Foundation to improve patient safety at the local level. Fatal Care is a perfect partner to this important patient health initiative because it illustrates the tragic fact that as many as 98,000 patient deaths occur in the U.S. each year as a result of medical errors.
Fatal Care has been described as unique and unlike any other healthcare-related books because it blends real-life dramas that illustrate the gaps in the healthcare system with factual information and analysis for consumers and providers. This book is currently being used by healthcare organizations for safety culture educational purposes and to increase patient safety awareness across the globe.
"Preventable medical errors alone impact or harm at least 5 million Americans annually, costing more than $17-$21 billion dollars," said Dr. Kumar. "But even more significant is the tragic human cost that results and engulfs those affected or impacted by preventable medical errors," he added. It is for this reason that Dr. Kumar has dedicated his professional life to increasing the awareness of these incidents and helping develop products designed to improve the quality of healthcare.
Fatal Care takes readers behind the statistics and into the lives of those who have experienced, first hand, the impact of what these numbers represent. Every case in the book brings to life the chain of events that led to mishaps, and proposes solutions to prevent future mistakes and protect patients.
REGISTER NOW for your free copy of Fatal Care: Survive in the U.S. Health System. Once you register, a copy of the book autographed by Dr. Sanjaya Kumar will be shipped to you.
BUT DON'T WAIT - There are only 1,000 free copies of this valuable book and they are available for FREE only through March 19, 2009. Free copies are limited to one per person and will only be shipped within the U.S.
If you are not one of the first 1,000 to request a free book or you would like to purchase additional copies for your peers or friends, just go to http://www.fatalcare.com or call Customer Service at 877-782-6876 and you will get a 25% discount.
Quantros provides real-time solutions for safety and risk management, outcomes and performance monitoring, accreditation and compliance and surveillance and decision support for leading healthcare providers throughout the nation. Quantros' Web-based applications and value-added services provide a standard platform that creates actionable knowledge and guided direction to help clients save lives, improve quality and conserve assets. Through a variety of direct sales and vendor partners, more than 2,000 healthcare facilities use Quantros technology solutions every day.
Quantros team members include physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals as well as an experienced team of information technology specialists. Visit Quantros on the web at http://www.quantros.com.
About Patient Safety Awareness Week
Held annually, Patient Safety Awareness Week is designed to engage staff, patients, and community by emphasizing the critical need for partnership and participation in the drive for a safer healthcare system. Programs highlighting new methods for improving the information exchange that occurs during patient-provider encounters will be launched and promoted during the course of the week.
About the National Patient Safety Foundation
The National Patient Safety Foundation, the organization that holds PSAW, is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been diligently pursuing one mission since its founding in 1997 -to improve the safety of patients. NPSF also occupies a unique position by virtue of its inclusive, multi-stakeholder approach, which fosters collaboration on the issue of patient safety.