Report: Connecticut hospitals report increase of surgical, medication errors

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

January 7, 2015

Hospitals in Connecticut reported record numbers of patients killed or seriously injured by hospital errors in 2013, according to a report from the New Haven Register.

Most of those errors included large increases in the numbers of falls, medication mistakes, and perforations during surgical procedures, according to the report, which chronicles study results released by the state’s Department of Public Health.

Last year marked the first time the number of so-called “adverse events” in Connecticut’s hospitals and other healthcare facilities topped 500, the report said, and is double the number in 2012, when 244 such incidents were reported.