Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'errors'

Study of Medicare Patients Finds Most Hospital Errors Unreported - NYTimes.com

Hospital adverse events are woefully underreported, if a new inspector general report covered in today's New York Times is to be believed: Hospital employees recognize and report only one out of seven errors, accidents and other events that harm Medicare...

TimesUnion Dives Into Hospital Medical Errors

The Sunday Albany Times-Union carried a lengthy piece on hospital medical errors, stating that two Capital Region hospitals had made a "watch list". The safety analysis is part of a Hearst Newspapers' Dead by Mistake investigation into medical errors. NHQC...

DOH to Analyze "Near Misses" at NY Hospitals

From the DOH press release: The state Health Department and the New York chapter of the American College of Physicians have agreed to analyze "near-misses" in New York hospitals - - events that could have harmed a patient, but did...

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