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St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health; March 2019.
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 2018 report summarizes information about 384 adverse events that were reported and found pressure ulcers and invasive procedure events increased, while fall-related deaths decreased. Reports from previous years are also available.
Hamill SD. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 18, 2010:A1.
This news piece details efforts to collect, analyze, and utilize state-wide reports on health care–associated infections in Pennsylvania.
Judd A. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. November 20, 2011.
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Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services, Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
This Web site provides information about Maine's statewide incident reporting initiative and includes annual sentinel event reports.
Day passes for vulnerable patients of psychiatric hospitals can have dangerous, even fatal consequences.
Woodruff E. Baltimore Sun. June 9, 2017.