Serious Reportable Events in Massachusetts Acute Care Hospitals: 2011–2013.
Biondolillo M. Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Department of Public Health. Boston, MA: Commonwealth of Massachusetts; August 2014.
This report compiles patient safety data documented by Massachusetts hospitals. The latest numbers represent a substantial increase in the serious reportable events recorded, from 444 the previous year to 753. Updated criteria to include different types of incidents to report and the implementation of an electronic reporting system may have contributed to this change.
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Ottawa, ON, Canada: Canadian Institute for Health Information; August 14, 2007.
Hospital financial condition and the quality of patient care.
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HealthGrades Sixth Annual Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study.
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