Hospital error rate in MN isn't improving

Star Tribune, February 1, 2013

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. Hospitals can require doctors to pause and double-check their procedures—and yet 53 times last year they performed the wrong surgeries on Minnesota patients or cut into the wrong body parts.


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