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The Unique Patient Safety Challenges of Children with Cancer

Author: Julia Hallisy, D.D.S.

Open and honest discussion of medical errors and patient safety issues is never easy. When the patient who is harmed is a child battling a life-threatening cancer diagnosis, it becomes exponentially more difficult. In 1999 the groundbreaking Institute of Medicine (IOM) report “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System” validated what parents and family members already knew - that patients were experiencing a significant amount of harm when receiving medical care. [...]