The purpose of this report is to identify how Indiana news media professionals and Indiana health and medical professionals perceive adverse events and the regulation requiring health and medical professionals to report medical adverse events data to the state. To accomplish this goal, Purdue University researchers conducted an email survey targeting Indiana news media professionals and focus groups with Indiana health and medical professionals. Specifically, the goals of this project were to 1) identify barriers to the medical adverse events regulation and to identify solutions to those barriers, 2) to better understand how the data should be communicated to the public in order to improve patient safety, and 3) to identify the Indiana news media’s perceptions of medical adverse events.
regenstrief center, adverse medical events, reporting, healthcare
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