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Adverse events in hospitals may be 10 times greater than previously measured: part 1

A study released in early April 2011 compared three methods of detecting adverse events in hospitals. The first is voluntary reporting. This method depends on healthcare workers coming forward and admitting that an error has occurred. At a minimum, they … Continue reading

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No reimbursement for never events

You find out three weeks after being discharged from the hospital that a sponge was left in your abdomen during surgery. As of October 2008, the Untied States government through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, took a position … Continue reading

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What are never events?

Ken Kizer, a physician and former chief operating officer of the National Quality Forum, coined the term “Never Events”. These are particularly shocking medical errors, like operating on the wrong patient, that should never happen. The NQF defined 27 such … Continue reading

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