The #3 leading cause of death in the United States is its own health care system. Studies suggest mistakes may lead to as many as 440,000 preventable deaths per year. Directed by Mike Eisenberg, the son of late patient safety pioneer Dr. John M. Eisenberg, To Err Is Human is an in-depth documentary about this silent epidemic and those working behind the scenes to create a new age of patient safety.
Through interviews with leaders in healthcare, footage of real-world efforts leading to safer care, and one family’s compelling journey from victim to empowered patient advocate, the film, based on a 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine, provides “a unique look at our health care system’s ongoing fight against preventable harm.”
The film, an official selection in 2018 Cleveland International Film Festival, is playing now in select theaters. To learn more about the film, visit toerrishumanfilm.com.