"Adverse events" are described as a situation where a patient is harmed in the course of receiving medical care, such as surgical site infections. The systems with "extensive reporting" disclosed the event and also provided the medical community with information and strategies on how to prevent future adverse events.
The report recommends that other systems follow the lead of the seven states with extensive reporting.
The following is a breakdown of the systems in the report:
- No Disclosures: Utah, Florida, Nevada, New York, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont
- Limited Disclosures: Colorado, Maine, Rhode Island
- Extensive Disclosures: Maryland, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania
The full report can be found here: