Question: & A P Medical Errors Are A Cause For Growing Concern. According To A Recent Johns Hopkins Study, More Than 250,000 People In The United States Die Every Year From Medical Errors. Other Reports Claim The Number To Be As High As 440,000. In 2000, President Clinton Made An Unsuccessful Request For A Law To Require The Public Reporting Of Medical Errors. …

Question: & A P Medical Errors Are A Cause For Growing Concern. According To A Recent Johns Hopkins Study, More Than 250,000 People In The United States Die Every Year From Medical Errors. Other Reports Claim The Number To Be As High As 440,000. In 2000, President Clinton Made An Unsuccessful Request For A Law To Require The Public Reporting Of Medical Errors. …

& A P Medical errors are a cause for growing concern. According to a recent Johns Hopkins study, more than 250,000 people in

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& A P Medical errors are a cause for growing concern. According to a recent Johns Hopkins study, more than 250,000 people in the United States die every year from medical errors. Other reports claim the number to be as high as 440,000. In 2000, President Clinton made an unsuccessful request for a law to require the public reporting of medical errors. Congress addressed the issue again in 2005, but no legislation was passed. People in favor of a reporting law believe it will improve the overall quality of health care. Those who are opposed, argue that it will result in increased attempts to cover up errors and thus prevent the follow-up needed to correct them. The Health Care Reform Act of 2010 reportedly does not require the reporting of medical errors. However, some states have begun to require reporting. 1. Do you believe that medical errors should be reported publicly? Explain your answer 2. How serious should errors be to require reporting them within the organization? Outside the organization? 3. Who should be responsible for tracking and handling medical errors? 4. What do you think might be the consequences of a law that required the reporting of medical errors were passed?