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One-fifth of hospitals may be covering up mistakes

A fifth of hospital trusts in England may be covering up mistakes which could threaten patient safety, a government review suggests.

The analysis of reporting incidents shows 29 out of 141 trusts were not registering the expected number of safety incidents.

The review said this may be a sign of a "poor" safety culture.

Ministers want to improve transparency and are launching a website where patients can view the performance of individual hospitals on issues such as staffing levels and infection rates.

Sophie Hutchinson reports.

  • 24 Jun 2014
  • From the section Health
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