State Reporting of Medical Errors and Adverse Events: Results of a 50-State Survey

This report describes results of a state survey of legislative and regulatory requirements for reporting medical errors and adverse events in hospital settings. The paper addresses the following: which states require mandatory reporting systems, what type of data is reported, how states use the data, who has access to the data, and the type of technical assistance states need to improve their systems.

Adverse Events Survey 2000 1.2 MB

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