Adverse Events Reporting System
The Adverse Health Events Reporting Law, passed during the 2003 legislative session and modified again in 2004, provides health care consumers with information on how well hospitals, community behavioral health hospitals, and outpatient surgical centers are doing at preventing adverse events. The law requires that these facilities disclose when any of 29 serious reportable events occur and requires MDH to publish annual reports of the events by facility, along with an analysis of the events, the corrections implemented by facilities and any recommendations for improvement.
Better System for Monitoring and Preventing Medical Errors
Minnesota Medicine article, April 2004.
The Reporting of Adverse Events in Health Care: Minnesota's Law (PDF)
Slide show presentation, August 2004.
Patient safety publications
Fact sheets and reports on adverse events.