State Disclosure Reports
Consumers Union Documents
- Health and Human Services Grants for hospital infection prevention at surgical centers
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius designates ARRA money to stand-alone or same-day surgical centers to fight hospital infections in 12 states.
- State Hospital Infection Public Reporting Laws
Summary of state laws hospital infection reporting laws.
Consumers Union News Releases
- Utah Rated Among Worst In Nation For Failing to Keep Patients Informed About Bad Doctors
From a review of state medical board websites.
- Utah hospital infection rates may soon be public Source: The Salt Lake Tribune (Thursday February 9, 2012)
A Utah bill requiring hospitals to publicly disclose their infection rates won unanimous approval from Senate Health and Human Services Committee members Thursday. Hospitals are already required to report infection information to the federal government, but the new law would make the data available online through the Utah Department of Health.
- Some Info On Utah Doctors Hard To Get Source: Connect2Utah.com (Tuesday May 2, 23)
Utah’s top medical regulator says you should be given more information about doctors, licensed to practice medicine in the state.
- World MRSA Day event Friday at Utah Capitol Source: Salt City Tribune (Monday September 28, 2009)
After nearly losing her husband to a dangerous hospital-acquired staph infection, Mary Petty wants to lift the “veil of secrecy” shrouding methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.
- Recovery Act to fund 12 state efforts to improve care in ambulatory surgical centers Source: CMS Office of Public Affairs (Thursday July 30, 2009)
Money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will pay $1 million for infection control in ambulatory surgical centers in Maine, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, North Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, Arkansas, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming and Kansas.
- Nearly 90 major medical mistakes logged at Utah hospitals in 2008 Source: The Salt Lake Tribune (Monday June 29, 2009)
There were at least 89 serious medical errors last year in Utah hospitals and surgical centers, up 56 percent from the 57 logged in 2007, according to a Utah Department of Health report requested by The Salt Lake Tribune. These errors may include surgery on the wrong body part or leaving foreign objects like sponges in the body.