In honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week

A Special Screening in Boise at the Egyptian Theatre
March 10, 2020, 5:30 pm

Medical mistakes lead to as many as 440,000 preventable deaths every year, making it the #3 leading cause of death in the United States. 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. The film, directed by the son of late patient safety pioneer, Dr. John M. Eisenberg, includes interviews with leaders in healthcare, footage of real-world efforts leading to safer care, and one family’s compelling journey from tragedy to triumph to provide a unique look at our health care system’s ongoing fight against preventable harm.

The Idaho Caregiver Alliance in partnership with the Center for the Study of Aging at Boise State University invites you to join us for a premiere showing of To Err Is Human in Boise. The event aligns with Patient Safety Awareness Week, will include a reception, presentation of To Err is Human, and a panel discussion with health care leaders and the filmmakers. Event proceeds will go to the Idaho Caregiver Alliance to expand respite support and programs.

“We invest tens of billions to find cures for disease, but barely a fraction of that to find cures for this killer. This important documentary conveys just how big a mistake that is. It also shows how we can do better.”
Atul Gawande
Surgeon, Writer, Public Health Researcher
“On the cutting edge for making changes in our healthcare system.”
Donna Shalala
Former Secretary of Health and Human Services
"To Err is Human, but our patients deserve better from the health care system. The message is gripping and the stories beautifully told. Watch and you will be compelled to act."
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
President Emerita of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation