Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Focus on Disclosure

For the forseeable future, the focus of NDF efforts to eradicate hospital-caused pressure ulcers will be on disclosure.  Many states now require that hospitals disclose medical errors, including Stage III and IV pressure ulcers.  The NDF will urge all states to enact strong disclosure requirements, and will work to ensure that these requirements have real "teeth" in the form of serious fines for failure to report or for incomplete reports.

The NDF website features one state each month to highlight disclosure status and hospital performance (if available).  Visitors are asked to contact the poorest performing hospitals to insist that they adopt the NDF Prevention Protocol.

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