Quality & Patient Safety

Minnesota develops rules for preventing surgical errors

Patient Safety Monitor, December 1, 2008

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When Minnesota’s hospitals outwardly recognized in 2007 that the state’s process for preventing wrong-site, wrong-patient, and wrong-procedure surgeries was flawed, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) decided that they had an opportune chance to refine and improve that process.

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