Table 1Most common issues addressed by States

IssueNumber of States
Terminology and definitions12
Voluntary vs. mandatory reporting6
Confidential or public reports6
Reporting parameters (all AE; only AE causing injury; AE including “near misses”)All
Reporter protections6
Designated review bodies and sanctioning authority5
Computerized drug order entry systems (CPOE) and electronic patient records2
Penalties and/or incentives for reporting or non reporting2
Admissibility of reports as evidence in medical malpractice litigation or disciplinary proceedings4

From: Regulation of Health Policy: Patient Safety and the States

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