Adverse Health Events in Minnesota: 13th Annual Public Report.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
- Health Care Providers
- Health Care Executives and Administrators
- Non-Health Care Professionals
The National Quality Forum has defined 29 never events—patient safety problems that should never occur, such as wrong-site surgery and patient falls. Since 2003, Minnesota hospitals have been required to report such incidents. The 2016 report summarizes information about 336 adverse events that were reported and found that while deaths due to medical error rose, the number of falls and fall-related deaths reached the lowest point since 2011. There were no reported incidence of patient suicide for the first time since 2011. Reports from previous years are also available.