Mistake Reduction Tools to Be Disseminated

Compliments of the AHA and State Hospital Associations

CHICAGO, ILL-Hospital administrators will begin to receive information about reducing medical errors from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and their state hospital associations. AHA News reported that a video titled "Beyond Blame" and the report "Reducing Medical Errors and Improving Patient Safety: Success Stories from the Front Lines of Medicine" have been sent to hospitals across the country. The video presents a series of errors from the viewpoint of the providers involved, and the report presents profiles of institutions that have made commitments to patient safety and medical error reduction. The profiles reflect some of the more innovative efforts currently in this area.