Hartford Courant, March 2, 2010

Publicizing serious medical mishaps would not help consumers judge the safety of Connecticut's hospitals and surgical centers because of wide variations among medical facilities, a state public health official testified in opposition to a bill that would add transparency to Connecticut's adverse-event reporting law. The testimony came as the legislature's Public Health Committee considers a bill that would make the details of all reported adverse events publicly available. The proposal would eliminate a confidentiality provision added in 2004 to Connecticut's adverse event law; a revision that now keeps most reports secret, the Hartford Courant reports.

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