Blog: October 2009

EUC is Partnering with The Sullivan Group to Reduce Medical Errors and Lower Healthcare Costs

- Published on October 05, 2009

Emergency Ultrasound Consultants, LLC (EUC), the experts in point-of-care ultrasound education and quality assurance solutions, announced today a strategic partnership with The Sullivan Group (TSG), a world leading provider of patient safety, risk management and performance improvement solutions for healthcare professionals.

Medical errors are the eighth leading cause of death in the United States according to the 1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report; To Err Is Human: Building A Safer Health System. It is estimated that nearly $17 Billion is wasted annually on healthcare costs for preventable medical errors. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) identifies "Diagnostic error, such as misdiagnosis leading to an incorrect choice of therapy..." as a leading cause of medical errors. Point-of-care ultrasound has proven to be a validated tool in decreasing procedure complications and reducing error in clinical decisions.

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