Friday, January 30, 2004

Report Assails Hospital Lapses

The L.A. Times today reported a chilling tale of a hospital run amok. According tothe story, "Nurses at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center were ordered to lie about patients' conditions, failed to give crucial medications prescribed by doctors and left seriously ill patients unattended for hours — including three who died — according to a new report by federal health officials." The story continues: "[T]he report [is] by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees federal healthcare funding. The document has not yet been released publicly but was obtained by The Times." I will provide a link as soon as one becomes available.
posted by tommayo, 7:19 PM

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