Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fallor ergo sum - I err therefore I am

Kathryn Schulz is the author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error.

"One can't understand everything at once, we can't begin with perfection all at once! In order to reach perfection one must begin by being ignorant of a great deal. And if we understand things too quickly, perhaps we shan't understand them thoroughly." — Fyodor Dostoyevsky


  1. Check out her interview with Dr. James Bagian, former Director of the Dept of VA's National Center for Patient Safety. It's on-line at:
    It will provide insight into how/why VA became a leader in PS so early. Bagian was hired in 1998, well before the famous IOM To Err is Human report.

  2. Thanks for pointing this out