From the Patient Safety Monitor Blog: OIG says adverse event reporting systems vary by state

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January 13, 2010

The Office of Inspector General released a memorandum last week saying that there is no standardized method of collecting adverse event information nationally, and that state systems vary on how they define and manage this information. The memorandum, mandated by the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, outlined the results of an examination of adverse event reporting systems in 17 states, as well as eight Patient Safety Organizations and CMS "never events."

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