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For Wednesday: Medical error reports, Tacoma bike lanes

Post by Kim Bradford on Aug. 11, 2009 at 2:40 pm with No Comments »
August 11, 2009 2:40 pm

State Rep. Tom Campbell’s 3-year-old law to require hospitals to report medical errors is apparently being routinely ignored, with nearly a third of the state’s 100 hospitals turning in not a single report. "I think there’s opportunity for further reporting," says the VP for patient safety at the state hospital association. Ya think?

Tacomans should get used to the kind of controversial changes that are happening on North 21st Street. The changes are a part of the city’s "complete streets" policy that puts an emphasis on accommodating all forms of transportation, not just motorists.

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