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Maryland Hospital Patient Safety Program Annual Report.

Office of Health Care Quality. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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August 1, 2021
Office of Health Care Quality. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

This annual report summarizes never events in Maryland hospitals over the previous year. From July 2020-June 2021, reported events increased due to the COVID pandemic. Pressure injuries increased and patient deaths from preventable medical errors doubled in the time period. The authors recommend several corrective actions to build on training and policy changes to guide improvement work, including engaging leadership in safety work and application of high-reliability concepts to enhance safety culture.

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Office of Health Care Quality. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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