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USA: Fuzzy Math in Hospital Ratings for Kids

September 9, 2011

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USA: Okay, it shouldn’t be this hard for parents to get reliable performance data on a hospital’s outcomes for young patients. But it is. This new report states that all those ratings numbers – the ones hospitals tout in their ads – are mostly meaningless. A crap shoot. A roll of the dice. Inexcusable. The […]

From the Archives: Truth in Advertising

July 21, 2011

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I have begun the process of deconstructing the original HealthCare PSI Blog, which debuted on Typepad in August 2008. That blog had a brilliant run and launched my work as a patient safety advocate. Typepad used to be the premier blogging platform but it began to shift focus late last year. It is pricey and is looking a […]

USA: ER Care In Crisis

July 15, 2011

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USA: I found this story in my RWJF Digest for Quality & Equality this morning. It ran yesterday in the New York Times and was thoughtfully written by Pauline W. Chen, M.D. It gives the public a glimpse behind the curtain at the One Big Thing that ultimately determines what kind of hospital care we […]

USA: Sign the Petition

July 13, 2011

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USA: Time for a little self-promotion. Yesterday the HealthCare PSI Team began a new campaign aimed at informing the public about the dangers posed by hospital care. Over the last 40 years, our nation’s hospitals have been slow – make that three-toed-sloth-slow – to implement meaningful measures to improve the quality of patient care. In fact, the latest […]