Patient safety takes a back-seat to financial needs

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So says a recent survey conducted by the American College of Physician Executives. Although it's been 7 years since the release of the Institute of Medicine's To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, "an absence of any dramatic progress has created a sense of frustration and anxiety" among physician-executives, reported Modern Healthcare (5/7/2007).

So says a recent survey conducted by the American College of Physician Executives. Although it's been 7 years since the release of the Institute of Medicine's To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, "an absence of any dramatic progress has created a sense of frustration and anxiety" among physician-executives, reported Modern Healthcare (5/7/2007).

The survey found that physician executives face a number of hurdles to implementing patient quality or safety initiatives:

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