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Citing “Competition,” Lawmakers Want Hospitals Deregulated. Hospitals Disagree.

| June 9, 2015

The measure would eliminate what is known as the hospital “certificate of need” process in Florida, which requires state review and approval of building new hospitals, replacing hospitals and offering certain complex, costly medical services such as organ transplants.

Death Toll From Preventable Hospital Mistakes Ranges Between 210,000 and 440,000

| September 23, 2013

A new study finds that preventable hospital mistakes that lead to patients’ death are far higher than previous estimates, making medical errors the┬áthird-leading cause of death in America, behind heart disease, which is the first, and cancer, which is second.

When Harm in the Hospital Follows You Home, and Changes Your Life

| March 24, 2013

A conversation between some of the 1,550 members of a Patient Harm Facebook community and Dr. Gerald Monk, who specializes in the aftermath of patient harm for both patients and providers. What emerges is a portrait of the long journey that begins after the unthinkable happens.

Hedging Privacy Concerns, Hospitals Shop for Patients on Facebook and Google

| July 13, 2012

A growing number of hospitals are taking their advertising campaigns to Facebook, Google and other websites as more see the value of highly targeted campaigns that enable them to track results. Social media users may be unnerved by being tracked and followed by information they’ve searched for.

As Autopsies Dwindle, Hospitals Bury Their Mistakes Instead of Learning From Them

| December 16, 2011

Autopsies are conducted on just 5 percent of patients who die in hospitals, letting common diagnostic errors go undiscovered, allowing physicians to practice on other patients with a false sense of security, and short-shrifting understanding of the effectiveness of medical treatments and the progression of diseases.

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