Lex Maria is the colloquial name for the mandatory reporting in Chapter 3 Paragraph 5 of the Swedish Patient Safety Law (Patientsäkerhetslagen). The law requires that a care taker report to the Health and Social Care Inspectorate events that could have caused or have caused serious injury to the patient. The name originates from an incident in 1936 when four patients at Maria hospital in Stockholm died after being injected with disinfectant instead of anesthetic.
- "Lex Maria". www.socialstyrelsen.se (in Swedish). National Board of Health and Welfare (Sweden). Archived from the original on 2016-06-05. Retrieved 2016-06-05.
- Wennergren, Göran (2005). "Fyra dödande injektioner ledde fram till Lex Maria" [Four fatal injections led to Lex Maria] (PDF). Läkartidningen (in Swedish). Retrieved 5 June 2016.
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