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State Law to Reduce Medical Errors

A hospital claims the new state law enacted to reduce medical error has already made a difference. According to the article, the law requires hospitals to “report certain ‘adverse events’ to the state Department of Public Health. These are then investigated by the department.” The hospital has been investigated already when a patient died after a routine surgery. The investigations found the hospital to be non-compliant with Medicare standards.

Read more about the reduction in medical errors here.