Dec 20

Medical Mistakes in Oregon Last Year

According to a new report by the Oregon Patient Safety Reporting Program 650 “adverse events” were reported by medical providers in Oregon in 2013. This was among the 35% of providers that report statistics of medical mistakes in Oregon. Of the 650 events reported 44% (286) ended in serious injury or death. It is a good thing that Oregon care providers report these events. Hopefully, this will allow for shared experiences to help reduce errors and better protect patients in the future. A link to the OPB article is here.

 

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