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CA officials question low hospital error figures
San Francisco Chronicle

State officials have given dozens of California hospitals until Tuesday to verify reports they have had not a single significant medical error involving a patient in the last three years, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.

Eighty-seven California hospitals have reported no such errors since a law took effect three years ago requiring that any mistake that puts a patient at risk of death or serious injury be reported. That’s more than 20 percent of the state’s 418 hospitals.