January 22, 2022

Recently Released: "Feds Post Database of Hospital Errors"

From the Denver Business Journal:

To the dismay of the American Hospital Association, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released an exhaustive list of medical errors occurring at the nation’s 4,700 hospitals.

The CMS database of eight categories of “hospital-acquired conditions” includes leaving a foreign object in the body after surgery, urinary tract infections caused by a catheter, and pressure sores. It compares each error to the national rate for the event in question.

The information is offered online through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ “Hospital Compare” website.

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Direct to Hospital Compare Database

See Also Hospital Acquired Conditions (via HHS Glossary)

See Also: Database Info and Full Database File to Download

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services/HHS

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.