Flying Blind in Hospitals

Paul Levy

Posted 2/5/12 on Not Running a Hospital

A recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek reminded me about the Commercial Aviation Safety Team, coming out of a commission established by President Clinton, who charged it to come up with a process for reducing the rate of airline accidents by 80% over ten years.  The result:

By 2008 CAST was able to report that by implementing the most promising safety enhancements, the fatality rate of commercial air travel in the United States was reduced by 83 percent.

What’s the current goal?

Reduce the U.S. commercial aviation fatality risk by at least 50 percent from 2010 to 2025 and continue to work with our international partners to reduce fatality risk in world-wide commercial aviation.

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