Oregon Hospitals Release Data on Medical Mistakes

Every year, Oregon hospitals submit reports on the medical mistakes that harm their patients. The 2011 report from the Oregon Patient Safety Commission shows that the number of hospital mistakes reported is up from 2010. The goal of the Commission is to track where, why and how the mistakes occur, and use the data to… Learn More »

Should an Important Medical Mistake Tracking Program be Optional?

All of Oregon’s community hospitals have joined a government-coordinated effort to reduce and prevent medical errors that harm or kill patients. However, The Oregonian reports that the majority of pharmacies and nursing homes in Oregon are not bothering to report medical mistakes. Only about half of the state’s licensed surgery centers are reporting their errors.… Learn More »