New System for Patients to Report Medical Mistakes in the Works

By |2024-03-14T10:00:37-04:00June 1, 2018|Department of Health, Health Care Industry, In the Know, In the News, Licensing issues, The Health Law Firm Blog|

By Danielle M. Murray, J.D.

According to the New York Times, the government wants to implement a new system that would allow patients to report medical mistakes and unsafe practices by health care providers to a central reporting organization. This includes doctors, hospitals, pharmacists, and all other professionals or entities that provide medical treatment. While it is only an idea at this point, the government envisions patients reporting problems through a website or a phone number by answering a short questionnaire.

Federal officials believe that medical mistakes frequently go unreported and patients could have useful information that could be used to identify health care providers and facilities where […]