News | October 14, 2007

Massachusetts Hospitals Voluntarily Report Falls, Collect Bedsore Data

October 15, 2007 - The Massachusetts Hospital Association recently released new data highlighting how well hospitals are providing care in two key nursing-sensitive areas - patient falls and patient falls that result in injury.

Additionally, Massachusetts Hospitals announced they are collecting statewide hospital data on pressure ulcer prevalence (bedsores) and will make that information available to the public in November. The association said this is one of the public release of this data is the first voluntary release of its kind in the nation.

The release of this data is the latest in a series of groundbreaking reports offered through Patients First, an initiative which brings together the Massachusetts Hospital Association and the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives (MONE) to promote quality and safety around care delivery in Massachusetts hospitals.

For more information: www.patientsfirstma.org

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