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tates Not Reporting Adverse Events May Harm Patient Safety, Says Inspector General
Health Leaders Media - Cheryl Clark

Public reporting of adverse events occurring in hospital settings—a strategy seen as a way to improve safety—is limited and inconsistent state by state, according to a memorandum issued this week by the Office of Inspector General. Seven state systems disclose more information than others and may serve as models, but three states have less extensive disclosure systems and seven systems have no public disclosure, the report said. Only 17 systems were reviewed.

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