State hospital accidents dipped in 2009; St. Francis reports one surgical error


[Shakopee Valley News, January 14, 2010] The number of adverse events in Minnesota hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and community behavioral health hospitals decreased from 312 to 301 in 2009, according to a report released today by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

The sixth annual adverse health events report summarizes the number and types of events that occurred between October 7, 2008, and October 6, 2009, in the 199 facilities covered by the adverse health-events reporting law. The 301 events were reported by 58 hospitals and four surgical centers.

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