More medical errors are reported with nonpunitive system

11/21/2011 | · Reuters

A study in the journal Pediatrics identified 216 medical errors in 30 months through the use of a voluntary, nonpunitive reporting system compared with five errors in the last year of the traditional system. Researchers trained a "pediatric safety champion team" to detect ambulatory medical errors and noted that most medical error reports came from nurses, doctors and midlevel health care providers.

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