Patient safety authority enables sharing of lessons learned.Healthcare Benchmarks Qual Improv. 2005 Jan; 12(1):1-4.HB
--The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority requires hospitals to report serious events and potentially harmful events. --Hospitals can be fined and physicians can lose licensing for failure to report events. --More than 50,000 events have been reported statewide since the system went on-line in July 2004.