A National Medical Safety Board?

That is what Tennessee’s own Jim Hall called for in today’s New York Times.  An excerpt from Jim’s op-ed piece:

 Because American medicine accepts error as an inevitable consequence of treatment, our hospitals, insurers and government do little to respond to unnecessary deaths. If we are to address the problem in a serious manner, we must first change this culture.

Jim is the former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board.  Read the entire op-ed piece here.