Serious patient errors at California hospitals disclosed in state filings

Los Angeles Times, June 30, 2008

There were 1,002 cases of serious medical harm disclosed by California hospitals between July 2007 and May of this year, according to disclosures made under a state law that requires hospitals to inform health regulators of all substantial injuries to their patients. State investigators found some errors occurred because hospitals failed to follow safeguards designed specifically to prevent harm.


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