Thursday, November 18, 2010
In California, Never Event Reporting Request Viewed by Hospitals as Set Up for Legal Action
CALIFORNIA — A report in the Ventura County Star describes reaction by hospital officials to California's call for reporting of "never events" (major medical errors) as fear of a set up for legal action. 87 of the state's hospitals have reported no major medical error in 3 years. Hospitals prefer that the state focus on education and prevention than requiring hospitals to sign a form. See the full article here: State inspectors ask some hospitals to be sure that they haven't had severe medical errors.