California hospitals make hundreds of errors every year, public is unaware.
Stock S, Putnam J, Carroll J, Pham S. NBC Bay Area. November 19, 2014.
Hospital reporting of errors in the United States has been suboptimal. This news video investigates the effectiveness of a state reporting initiative in California. Although hospitals have reported 6282 adverse events to the state in 4 years, patient safety experts suggest that those results do not reliably represent all the incidents that should have been submitted.
HealthGrades Quality Study: Fourth Annual Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study.
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New York City puts hospital error data online.
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Medicare study finds teaching hospitals have higher risk of complications; findings disputed.
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