Preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Each year up to 440,000 patients lose their lives prematurely due to medical errors. The number of patient deaths exceeds two full jumbo jets crashing every day with no survivors. Nationally, the number of patients harmed in hospitals is estimated at 8.8 million per year.
PSAN is a coalition of individuals and organizations consisting of patients who have been medically harmed, their loved ones, and concerned advocates. With a unified voice we focus solely on and with patients to raise awareness and to create accountability, transparency and safer healthcare.