January 4, 2018

Every year, medical errors cause an estimated 250,000 inpatient deaths in the United States, and communications failures during patient handoffs are a root cause for one-third of them, say medical governing bodies such as the Joint Commission.

Graphically representing data is not a new concept. William Playfair, an 18th-century Scottish engineer and political economist, invented the line chart, bar graph and pie chart.

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