The report is the first of its kind in
“I think this first year we didn’t have anything close to the full counting and full compliance that we’d hoped to,” said Gov. Mitch Daniels at a news conference.
Daniels, who ordered the report with an executive order in 2005, said its purpose was not to punish healthcare providers but to spur improvement. “The learning that will come from this is really the point,” he said.
Statewide, hospitals accounted for 72 of the errors. Ambulatory surgery centers were responsible for the other five.
The most common errors were allowing patients to develop severe bed sores, leaving “foreign objects” in a patient after surgery and performing surgery on the wrong body part. The fourth most common error was giving patients the wrong medication.