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ONE IS A NUMBER

One is a Number is Easy to Read, Easy to Understand, Patient Safety Facts

Because when it is someone you love - one avoidable death or one avoidable injury is too many - that's how we measure medical errors.

In 2016 Johns Hopkins patient safety experts calculated that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error in the U.S.

But, when it is you, or someone you love, the numbers don’t matter – because each person must be counted. We may never be able to count each life we can save, so we have to reach everyone because "One is a Number."

We hope that this will be a place to easily find studies and information about patient safety and studies about medical errors while remembering that each number represents someone who entrusted their life or the life of a loved one to the healthcare system.