Thursday, March 4, 2010

Are Error Rates Impacted by Socioeconomic Status?

A new article in the Hartford Courant, "Health Officials Say Adverse Report Data Might Not Tell The Whole Story" details efforts by Connecticut legislators to enact an error reporting law in the state. However, Wendy Furniss, chief of the health care systems branch for the Department of Public Health, explains that her department is in opposition to the bill because they believe that each hospital's size and population served impacts their individual error rates.

What do you think? Is error disclosure enough? Share your comments below.

Click here to read letters submitted to the paper in response to the article.

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