Podiatrist A negligently severed a tendon in my toe while removing a bone spur, causing the toe to rotate. Podiatrist B only performed half of the operation necessary to repair it, causing the condition to worsen. Hopefully, Podiatrist C has been successful, but the jury is still out.
State Disclosure Reports
Consumers Union Documents
- Response to Consumer Reports’ questions from Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services
The Low-Down Dozen: Hospital responses to CR (Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services, New Albany, IN)
- State Medical Error Report Links
Reports from the states with laws requiring public reporting of medical errors.
- 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
- Indiana Rated Among Worst In Nation For Failing to Keep Patients Informed About Bad Doctors
From a review of state medical board websites.
- 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: jconline.com (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: nwi.com (Monday November 19, 2012)
The Indiana State Health Department’s 2011 Medical Errors report is now available at http://www.state.in.us/isdh/23433.htm.
- 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.
Research and Reports
- IN: Medical error reporting system ( 2007)
Report date: August 25, 2008