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Self-Reporting of Medical Errors Leads to False Belief in Improvement

On behalf of the Law Offices of Sanford Rosenblum

A recent study published by Health Affairs suggests that rather than improving patient safety, health care facilities are underreporting medical errors, skewing statistics that seem to indicate hospitals are becoming a safer place for patients. By misattributing adverse events to a patient’s underlying condition, rather than to a mistake by health care professionals, the study reported that almost […]

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