January 31st, 2013

Hospital Error Rate in Minnesota Isn’t Improving

By Logan Lafferty

Minnesota's latest annual report on adverse medical events shows that after nine years of owning up to mistakes, hospitals and surgery centers are still making the same rare but severe errors in patient care…But even rare events prompt change. Three of the embolisms occurred at Mayo Clinic hospitals in Rochester, and two involved staff members removing central venous catheters from patients. Mayo now requires training before anyone can remove these catheters, said Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler, Mayo's patient safety officer.

Star Tribune by Jeremy Olson

Tags: adverse medical, Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler, embolism, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Patient Care, patient care error, Star Tribune

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