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IOM Releases Report on Patient Safety

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A recent report on patient safety from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, criticizes the US health care delivery system, finding it to be poorly designed and inept at meeting the needs of patients. To address these problems, the system needs to be revamped, according to the report. To this end, the authors of the report propose that Congress create a $1 billion “innovation fund” to support …

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