Minn. hospitals fail to reduce medical error rate, study says

01/31/2013 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

An annual report found that the rate of reportable medical errors remained steady at Minnesota hospitals last year, even though reforms have been put in place to reduce mistakes. Data showed most mistakes that involved the wrong procedure or body part were made despite mandatory time-outs for surgical teams to ensure they were doing the correct procedure. "The fact that you did the time-out doesn't tell us the quality of how that was done," said Lawrence Massa of the Minnesota Hospital Association.

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