Senator Boxer’s report on patient safety shows progress within California

July 30, 2014

A new report details some of the steps that California hospitals are taking to prevent the most common medical errors and adverse events, but many say there is still work to be done throughout the state.

The report, published by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), identifies medical errors as the third leading cause of death among Americans, behind heart disease and cancer. In February, Boxer wrote to 283 California hospitals asking them to reveal what actions they were taking to reduce the nine most common medical errors identified by the CMS Partnership for Patients.

This is an excerpt from an article in Patient Safety Monitor Journal.

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