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Oregon hospitals: No charge for mistakes

Portland Business Journal, March 4, 2008
The board of trustees for the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems has adopted guidelines to ensure that no patient or payer foots the bill for hospital care related to adverse medical events. The list of qualifying adverse events includes operating on the wrong body part, performing the wrong surgical operation on a patient, inadvertently leaving a foreign object inside a surgery patient and administering the wrong blood type to a patient.