Former Secretary of the Treasury Calls for Obama to Require Patient Safety Event Reporting


Written by Sabrina Rodak | February 05, 2013
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Tags: medical errors | patient safety | patient safety events | President Barack Obama | President George W. Bush | quality reportingPaul H. O’Neill, former secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush and a former CEO of Alcoa, suggested President Barack Obama require hospitals to report patient safety events daily in an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Mr. O’Neill suggested that in the State of the Union address Feb. 12, President Obama announce a mandate requiring Veterans Affairs and U.S.-based military hospitals to report hospital-acquired infections, patient falls, medication errors and caregiver injuries every 24 hours online.

Click here to read the full story on patient safety event reporting in Becker’s Hospital Review.

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