Neela Nataraj


When I was in medical school, my best friend once said to me: “No matter how hard you try to avoid it, or how badly you want to help people, you will inevitably make a mistake that causes a patient significant harm during your career as a physician.” Right before this, we were hearing stories first-hand from patients and physicians who had experienced a tragic safety events and how it had impacted their lives. Although this was a very difficult thing to hear in a room full of well-intentioned individuals, who have spent their lives focused on treating others, my friend could not have been more accurate. I now have realized that this was the day I started to have a passion for quality improvement and patient safety.

As residents, we are on the front-lines of patient care and are often the first to notice the effects of a near… Continue reading

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