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Q&A With Dr. Ira Williams, Author Of “Find The Black Box” Featured By Becker’s Hospital Review
Date:11/6/2013

Greenville, SC (PRWEB) November 06, 2013

Becker’s Hospital Review, in their October 24, 2013 Q&A article (http://is.gd/GXgMNp)
queries Williams regarding his views on the systematic problems within healthcare, and his offering of a new and different process for response to those problems.

Williams begins his responses with a brief review of the well-documented track record of efforts to improve the quality of healthcare beginning with the most significant study by Brennan and Leape (http://is.gd/LTnBli) in 1990, up to, and including the most recent study. That study by John T. James, PhD (http://is.gd/GzKOg3) argues the current number of preventable adverse events (PAEs) is quadruple that original 1990 estimate, and an additional estimate of 10 to 20 times more patients harmed due to non-lethal medical errors.

Williams elaborates, “My contrarian premise is based upon a combination of the following: Our entire healthcare system is, and always has been, devoid of an organizational structure, thus no position of highest authority, and additional positions of delegated authority throughout, necessary for meaningful accountability. Dr. Marty Makary's book "Unaccountable" provides clear evidence of the sad results. Keep in mind that both IOM "To Err Is Human" and Dr. Elizabeth McGlynn, in her seminal Rand Corp. study in 2004, recognized the absence of an organizational structure in that non-system, and every quality of healthcare expert since has passively accepted the absence of that critical element, while never recognizing its absence as a possible source of the huge, needless loss in lives.”

Williams’ solution is based upon a three-phas
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