Oregon's health care facilities record 650 mistakes last year

, Posted: Tue, June 3 2014 at 8:52 AM, Updated: Tue, June 3 2014 at 7:54 PM

 Oregon's health care facilities record 650 mistakes last year

Medford, Ore. -- Oregon's health care facilities reported more than 650 mistakes last year, 44 % of which ended in either serious harm or even death.

The new report issued by the Oregon Patient Safety Reporting ProgramĀ  says the "adverse events" include medication mix-ups, falls, infections, and erroneous surgeries.

It's the largest number of problems ever recorded in Oregon, but the Patient Safety Commission says that's likely because more facilities are voluntarily taking part in the study.

TheĀ  program is designed to collect data on the mistakes and share that data so facilities can learn from each other's mistakes.

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