Washington

The Washington State Department of Health instituted a reporting requirement for adverse events in 1999. Legislation was enacted in 2006 to codify reporting of adverse events.  The legislation requires the establishment of an adverse health event and incident reporting system designed to facilitate quality improvement in the health care system, improve patient safety, and decrease […]

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  • The ABCD project in Washington used multiple approaches to facilitate improvement in the provision of early child health and development services.  Through pilot efforts in three counties and a statewide initiative, the project focused on linking existing developmental health services for children and families, improving EPSDT screening rates, reviewing and promoting the use of developmental […]

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    February 26, 2009 | Filed under: Washington