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Source: Consumers’ Experiences with Patient Safety and Quality Information Survey: July 2004 (13)

Assuming that medical errors are reported, should hospital reports of serious medical errors be confidential and only used to learn how to prevent future mistakes or should they also be released to the public?

31

Confidential

63

Released to the public

4

(DO NOT READ) Don’t know

1

(DO NOT READ) Refused

Which one of the following statements comes closer to your views on how medical errors that result in serious injury or harm should be handled?  (CATEGORIES READ AND ROTATED)

92

A. Reporting of serious medical errors should be REQUIRED (OR)

6

B. Reporting of serious medical errors should be VOLUNTARY (OR)

2

(DO NOT READ) Don’t know/Refused

Survey by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Harvard School of Public Health. Methodology: Fieldwork Conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, July 7-September 5, 2004 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 2,012

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