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State's critical medical errors decline in 2011

Dupont, Lutheran, Parkview, St. Joseph's each report one event

The number of critical medical errors in Indiana hospitals and surgery centers fell last year to 100, with serious bed sores accounting for 41 of the incidents, according to a study released Monday.

State officials have tracked 28 reportable events for six years. The number of serious bed sores reported in 2011 is the highest since tracking began.

The 2010 report included 107 critical errors total, including 34 because of serious bed sores.

Dupont Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Parkview Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital each reported one event.

For details on what those errors were, and for reports on hospitals and outpatient surgery centers throughout northeast Indiana, see Tuesday’s print edition of The Journal Gazette or visit www.journalgazette.net after 3 a.m. Tuesday.

sslater@jg.net

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