US hospital incident reporting systems do not capture most adverse events

  title={US hospital incident reporting systems do not capture most adverse events},
  author={B. Roehr},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • B. Roehr
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • US hospitals are capturing and reporting only 14% of adverse events experienced by patients covered by the Medicare government health insurance programme, an analysis has found. The report, by the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services, laid most of the blame on uncertainty as to what should be reported. It recommends a series of actions to educate healthcare providers, administrators, and agencies that evaluate their operations. The analysis was based upon a random… CONTINUE READING
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