Tuesday, January 24, 2012

HHS OIG: Most Hospital Errors Unreported

A report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) says that only 1 out of seven hospital errors are reported. The report, Hospital Incident Reporting Systems Do Not Capture Most Patient Harm, also indicates that even after hospital errors are reported, rarely are corrective actions taken to ensure these adverse events do not occur again.

Source: New York Times article

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