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Pettersen B, Tate J, Tipper K, McKean H. Colorado Senate Bill 19-201.
Communication-and-resolution mechanisms are seen as important approaches to improving transparency and healing after an adverse event. This state bill, referred to as the "Colorado Candor Act," protects conversations between organizations, clinicians, patient, and families from legal discoverability and outlines criteria to guarantee that protection.
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Washington State Department of Health.
This Web site provides never event data to promote transparency and informed consumer decision making.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health; January 2009.
Through a qualitative evaluation of the Minnesota statewide reporting initiative, this report suggests ways to improve the reporting system to facilitate continued learning and transparency.
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Apold J, Daniels T, Sonneborn M. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2006;32:672-675.
This article discusses the efforts of the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety to promote a culture of safety among the state's health care organizations.