No fatal falls in Minnesota hospitals in 2009


[Pioneer Press, January 14, 2010] No patients in Minnesota hospitals died from falls last year — a first for the state since it started publicly reporting preventable hospital errors six years ago.

Health officials said the decrease — down from 10 fall-related deaths in the previous reporting period — was a remarkable achievement that required the cooperation and creativity of many hospitals in the state. Allina's chief clinical officer was interviewed for this story. Read it on the Pioneer Press website.

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