The Institute of Medicine estimates 98,000 Americans die every year due to preventable medical errors – more than car accidents, breast cancer, or gun violence – making it the third-leading cause of death in the U.S.

Although most health care organizations have adopted organization-wide systems and practices to improve patient safety, the personalities and behaviors of individual caregivers are often overlooked.

3 Steps to Improving Patient Safety examines how personality impacts patient safety and provides three steps health care providers can take to build a climate of safety at their organizations.