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  • Medical Error Reports Only Track Most Serious Problems
    Source: Indiana Public Media (Wednesday December 5, 2012)

    The medical error reporting system only reports the most serious medical errors.

  • Bed sores, surgery mistakes lead errors in report on Indiana hospitals
    Source: (Monday November 19, 2012)

    “The report collects information from 291 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, abortion clinics, and birthing centers from around the state. It includes 28 reportable adverse events, including falls, medication errors and some criminal actions.”

  • Indiana shows slight decrease in medical errors
    Source: (Monday November 19, 2012)

    The Indiana State Health Department’s 2011 Medical Errors report is now available at

  • New Hospital Compare data shows disparity in blood infection rates
    Source: Fierce Healthcare (Friday February 10, 2012)

    Patients at hospitals in Hawaii, Alaska, South Dakota, Kansas and Indiana had the fewest bloodstream infections, according to CMS 2011 data.

  • Indiana medical errors hit five-year high
    Source: Clinical Advisor (Tuesday December 20, 2011)

    The number of medical error reports in Indiana hit an all time high in 2010, according to data collected by the Indiana Department of Health. The most common types of errors reported were pressure ulcers followed by foreign objects left in surgery patients.

  • Editorial: Reducing Medical Errors in Indiana
    Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (Wednesday September 1, 2010)

    “Tracking and preventing errors is a key to reining in health-care costs. The Society of Actuaries reported this month that medical errors cost hospitals $19.5 billion in 2008.”

  • 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.

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