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Report on Adverse Events in Connecticut for 2017

A report from the Connecticut Department of Public Health on Adverse Events in Connecticut for 2017, found the number of adverse events reports in 2017 was 19% lower than the preceding year due to the discontinuation of the two Connecticut-specific categories. The most common adverse events reported were: (1) stage 3-4 or unstageable pressure ulcers
acquired after admission to a healthcare facility, (2) falls resulting in serious disability or death, and (3) retained foreign objects in the patient after surgery. Hospitals and outpatient surgical facilities are required to report adverse events to the Department of Public Health using the National Quality Forum list of Serious Reportable Events in Healthcare, plus additional events as defined by the Department of Public Health.

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