medical errors

Regence Foundation Awards $20,000 to Patient Safety

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The grant will help develop a toolkit so hospitals can disclose mistakes

From the Oregon Patient Safety Commission

June 24, 2011 -- The Regence Foundation announced that it has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Oregon Patient Safety Commission to develop a tool kit and implementation strategy to help hospitals alert Oregonians in the event that they have been harmed by a medical error. The grant is part of The Regence Foundation’s annual employee-nominated grant competition.

Dameron Leaves Legacy on Oregon Patient Safety

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Jim Dameron retires this month from the Oregon Patient Safety Commission, which he helped create nearly a decade ago
December 15, 2010 -- Looking back on it now, there were several forces that led Jim Dameron to help create and then run Oregon's Patient Safety Commission.
 

Hospitals Unlikely to Put Mistakes in Writing

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Oregon hospitals are also reporting too few errors, while on their way to adopting a standard surgical checklist
February 11, 2010 -- Despite a concerted effort by the Oregon Patient Safety Commission, Oregon hospitals are falling short in providing written notice to patients that a mistake occurred within their facility.
 

Hospitals Still Resist Reporting Errors

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Thousands of healthcare mistakes are likely going unreported
Originally at PortlandTribune.com
August 20, 2009 -- Like children who dutifully show up for class but fail to do most of their homework, the state’s hospitals continue to refuse to comply with a state law requiring them to report most of their medical mistakes to a patient safety commission.
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