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HHS Report Finds Most Hospital Errors Unreported By Hospital Employees

In continuing coverage, ABC News reports on its website, “A new report released Friday by the inspector general of the US Department of Health and Human Services found that more than 80 percent of hospital errors go unreported by hospital employees.” The new “report, which looked at data from hospitalized Medicare patients, also found that most hospitals where errors were reported rarely changed their policies and practices to prevent repeat errors, saying the event did not reveal any ‘systemic quality problems.’”

The National Journal reported, “In correspondence published alongside the report, former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services head Dr. Donald Berwick said Medicare officials plan to develop a list of reportable events to help make it clear what hospital employees need to look out for.”

From the American Association for Justice news release.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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