Patient Safety Institute


Welcome to the Patient Safety Institute (PSI). PSI was incorporated in 2001 by national patient, physician and hospital leaders to proactively and collaboratively address the patient safety crisis in the United States.

  • According to the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) widely circulated 1999 report "To Err is Human," up to 98,000 deaths occur each year as the result of clinical errors - more than are caused by motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer and AIDS combined.
  • The IOM report estimates that medical errors cost the country approximately $29 billion each year.