OR hospitals to start voluntary error reporting

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

February 1, 2006

Oregon is the latest state set to start voluntary reporting of medical errors. The state's program will not identify the hospital that reported any particular bit of data, but it will allow the public to see which hospitals are participating in the program, according to an article in The Oregonian.

The state's goal was to create a system that helps hospitals address recurring errors and trends without assigning blame to individual facilities or practitioners. The reporting system is the byproduct of a patient safety law passed three years ago.

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