- Hospitals Fined More than $1M For Failure to Report Adverse Events Source: HealthLeaders Media (Thursday June 3, 2010)
“One-fourth of California’s 450 acute care hospitals have been fined a total of more than $1 million so far—one hospital received five fines totaling more than $130,000—for failing to promptly report adverse events.”
- Avoidable mistakes rise despite hospital efforts Source: San Francisco Chronicle (Wednesday June 2, 2010)
“In the latest fiscal year, California hospitals reported 197 cases of “retained foreign objects” for a total of 350 incidents over the past two years. They accounted for 14 percent of all preventable errors reported during those two years. That’s out of 2,446 adverse events reported in California from July 1, 2007, through Dec. 31, 2009, according to the state Department of Public Health.”
- Report says state fails to monitor hospitals Source: San Francisco Chronicle (Thursday March 18, 2010)
“The California Department of Public Health has consistently failed to enforce new laws designed to reduce medical errors and infections at California hospitals.”
View the report here: http://www.safepatientproject.org/CAPatientSafetyReportFinal_2.pdf
- California is Lagging on Patient Safety Source: California Progress Report (Thursday April 15, 2010)
Guest blog post by our Director Lisa McGiffert on the slow progress of California’s Department of Public Health to implement patient safety laws.
- State Issues Fines To 7 Hospitals for Significant Lapses in Patient Safety Source: California Healthline (Wednesday April 14, 2010)
On Tuesday, the California Department of Public Health announced its latest round of fines, charging seven state hospitals for serious patient safety violations, the Los Angeles Times reports.
- Hospital fined for sponge mistake Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune (Tuesday April 13, 2010)
State health regulators Tuesday cited staffers at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego for leaving a surgical sponge in the abdomen of a cervical cancer patient, who required two additional surgeries to remove it.
- California Department of Public Health (CDPH) hospital administrative penalties 4/13/2010
- California Hospitals Racked Up Fines for Failing To Report Errors Source: California Healthline (Tuesday April 13, 2010)
“California regulators have fined hospitals more than $1 million for failing to report serious medical errors in a timely manner…”
- Report Says State Falling Short On Monitoring Patient Safety (audio clip) Source: KPBS (Thursday March 18, 2010)
CU’s Betsy Imholz interviewed by KPBS about the state of California falling short on monitoring patient safety. Our recent report found that the California Department of Public Health has been slow to implement a number of key provisions of new patient safety laws.
- Hospitals fined more than $1 million for failing to report errors Source: California Watch Blog (Monday April 12, 2010)
“California regulators have fined hospitals just over $1 million for failing to report incidents such as leaving a foreign object in a patient after a surgery or operating on the wrong person, according to data released to California Watch by the California Department of Public Health.”