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.

Drug Monitoring Program Passes Despite ACLU

At the last minute, Oregon lawmakers passed a bill to track prescriptions of controlled substances over objections from the ACLU

July 1, 2009 -- People who doctor shop for painkillers such as Oxycodone could have a difficult time getting multiple prescriptions once state officials set up a drug monitoring database. With the death of pop star Michael Jackson, this issue has dominated the headlines.

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