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California hospitals reported 6,200 adverse events since 2010

Accreditation Insider, November 25, 2014

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California hospitals reported more than 6,200 adverse events such as bedsores and retention of foreign objects over the last four fiscal years, according to a report from NBC Bay Area. Hospitals are required to report adverse events to the Department of Public Health (DPH), but hospital names, event dates, and fines are not revealed in the California DPH’s annual report.

Researchers found 6,282 reported adverse events among the 410 California hospitals in the DPH database. The most highly reported adverse events were bedsores with 3,959 reported cases and retention of a foreign object in a patient with 986 reported cases.

Read a story from California HealthLine here.



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