OIG study: Nurses responsible for most reporting of errors

01/8/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

An Office of Inspector General study found that 31 of 40 adverse and temporary-harm events in hospitals were reported by nurses. Researchers examined the cases of 780 Medicare patients. Researchers noted that an estimated 86% of hospital errors go unreported and that none of the 189 hospitals studied kept lists of events required to be reported.

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