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Hospitals make progress in patient safety, reduction of adverse events


WILLMAR — Minnesota hospitals are making progress in reducing the incidence of serious events that result in patient harm.

The Minnesota Department of Health marked the 10th anniversary of the state’s Adverse Health Care Events law by releasing two reports today, one a 10-year evaluation of the impact of the law and the other a list of “never” events reported by Minnesota hospitals and surgery centers in 2013.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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