Greene, Jan
December 2006
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Dec2006, Vol. 80 Issue 12, p38
Trade Publication
The article focuses on patient safety data. Everything from malpractice claims to reports on near-misses could form the backbone of a broad-based, industrywide strategy to prevent health care errors. Risk managers blame confidentiality concerns, inconsistently reported data and the fact that useful information is often hidden in proprietary databases. They're also worried that ever-vigilant plaintiff's attorneys in their communities will get access to the information and use it against their hospitals in lawsuits. INSET: Quality & Risk: Running on Parallel Tracks.


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