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Preventable Adverse Events

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Preventable Adverse Events, also known as PAEs, can happen in health care. They are not supposed to happen.  An example would be surgery on the wrong body part, or a bad injury from a fall. Health care workers try hard to make sure PAEs don't happen.  

The State of Texas decided that most hospitals and surgery centers must report PAEs.  As of January 1, 2015, PAEs that happen are reported to the Department of State Health Services.


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Last updated July 17, 2018