"... state lawmakers from both parties, backed by much of the medical community, are proposing a system to investigate and track errors and close calls at hospitals and nursing homes, by creating a Patient Safety Organization. The Health Department currently requires hospitals and nursing centers to report errors, but not would-be mistakes. And it does little to document trends or address clinical protocols."This comes after a series of highly publicized errors of three brain surgeries being performed on the wrong side of the head in three years there. Read full article here: Tracking Medical Mistakes.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Rhode Island Considers Bill To Track Medical Mistakes
PROVIDENCE — The Providence Journal reports today on legislation proposed in Rhode Island that will track medical errors.