Reporting Becomes Hospital-Specific

January 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jan2010, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p50
The article focuses on the site-specific patient safety reporting in New Jersey. A legislation signed by its governor mandates data addressing patient safety performance issues and serious medical errors be included in the annual "New Jersey Hospital Performance Report." The report contains patient safety indicators, such as excessive bleeding or large blood clot following surgery, serious bloodstream infection following surgery, and postoperative hip fracture. A comment from Betsy Ryan of the New Jersey Hospital Association is presented.


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