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Safety tips from Minnesota hospitals

Hospital Safety Insider, April 3, 2014

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Ten years after becoming the first state requiring its hospitals and ASCs to publicly submit annual reports about adverse events affecting patient safety, Minnesota's hospitals are getting mixed reviews on the latest report cards.
 
On one hand, a 10-year program evaluation by the Minnesota Department of Health shows the number of reported adverse events is at its lowest since the program was started a decade ago, indicating that patients in Minnesota's hospitals are safer than ever.
 
On the other hand, there's still work to be done to prevent medical errors and patient deaths that, by modern medical standards, should be preventable.
 
This is an excerpt from an article in the March issue of Briefings on Hospital Safety. Visit here to log in or subscribe.



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