Institute for Healthcare Improvement: The 5 Million Lives Campaign
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) 100,000 Lives Campaign ended in June 2006. This 18-month campaign sought to save 100,000 people from unnecessary death in U.S. hospitals, and is the subject of case L-13. To successfully accomplish its goals, IHI enlisted a wide range of organizations, including hospitals, regulatory agencies, insurance companies, medical associations, and other Healthcare-related groups to work together toward the common objective of increasing patient safety. In December, IHI launched a follow-up campaign intended to prevent 5 million instances of medical harm over the next two years. This case describes the 5 Million Lives Campaign, how it built upon the previous campaign, and issues faced by IHI at the end of the effort.