The Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) has released its annual Hospital Patient Safety Report, which analyzes the serious adverse events reported by Maryland hospitals in Fiscal Year 2012.
In Fiscal Year 2012, hospitals submitted 286 reports of Level 1 adverse events, down from 348 reports in FY 2011. Level 1 adverse events are unexpected occurrences related to an individual’s medical treatment and not related to the natural course of the patient’s illness or underlying condition that results in death or a serious disability.
Read full report: http://dhmh.maryland.gov/ohcq/docs/Reports/FY2012%20Patient%20Safety%20Report%20FINAL.pdf?(PDF)