Minnesota Hospital Association

Quality & Patient Safety

Adverse Health Event Annual Report

In 2003, Minnesota hospitals championed groundbreaking legislation to become the first state in the nation to publicly report adverse health events. Based on National Quality Forum definitions, adverse health events include retained objects after surgery, serious medication errors, pressure ulcers and more. Minnesota’s approach goes beyond reporting; other hospitals can learn from reported events and improve care to prevent future events.

Adverse Health Events in Minnesota Annual Public Report

The Minnesota Department of Health produces an annual report of adverse events in Minnesota hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and regional treatment centers. The state's 15th public report on adverse health events in Minnesota, covering the reporting period of October 2017 to October 2018, was released March 1, 2019.

Past Adverse Health Events Reports