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The News Tribune has published several editorials on medical mistakes following the release of Minnesota's first adverse events report of hospital errors in early 2005. Beginning this spring, editorials on the topic have been identified by the "F...

The News Tribune has published several editorials on medical mistakes following the release of Minnesota's first adverse events report of hospital errors in early 2005. Beginning this spring, editorials on the topic have been identified by the "First, Do No Harm" logo.

Today's editorial is the first in a series running each day this week, examining how well government agencies report criminal acts by physicians; the responsibilities of hospitals to report medical errors; comparisons of reportable information among different states; and responses from physicians on possible solutions.

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