In November 1999, one of the most influential reports in medical history,
"To Err is Human," was commissioned by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The report estimated that up to 98,000 U.S. patients die each year in U.S. hospitals as a result of medical errors. For more information on this report and other studies, click here.

PULSE is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization working to improve patient safety and reduce the rate of medical errors using real life stories and experiences. Survivors of medical errors are encouraged to use their experience to educate the community and advocate for a safer healthcare system.

PULSE is dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety and reducing medical errors through advocacy, education and support.

We provide support to patients and families who have experienced medical errors or adverse events as they seek closure.

We educate the community about quality healthcare practice so they may become knowledgeable, confident and active participants in their healthcare experience.

We assist in reducing misunderstandings between patients and healthcare providers and provide a platform for effective communication and working partnerships whereby the community works with healthcare providers and institutions to proactively contribute to and advocate for safe quality care.




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