A state government recently passed legislation authorizing the state to release records of hospital medical errors. The legislation focuses on preventable errors such as operating on the wrong side of one’s body, leaving a sponge in the body after surgery, or operating on the wrong person all together. They want these specific instances recorded with the number of times it happens at the hospital to be released to the general public. The intent for this legislation is to hold hospitals accountable in hopes they will improve their healthcare and also to allow patients to make informed decisions on the hospital they choose.
Read more about the medical legislation here.