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Little change seen by state in reportable patient harm at hospitals


WILLMAR -- Minnesota hospitals saw little change last year in the number of adverse events reported to the state Health Department.

There were 305 "never" events that met the mandatory reporting threshold, according to an annual report being released today by the state Department of Health. The number is a slight increase from the 301 adverse events reported in 2009.

Ten patients died and 97 suffered serious injuries.

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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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