Connecticut Considering Tougher Reporting On Medical Errors

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would require state health officials to report annually on “adverse” events at hospitals and conduct random audits to determine hospitals’ compliance with reporting requirements.  Currently, only five states require specific disclosure of adverse events.  The public benefit of disclosure would be better accountability, more information to patients when choosing their doctors, and a reduction of medical errors.  Here is a map that displays the disclosure laws for each state.