Wednesday, January 27, 2010

13 California Hospitals Fined For Medical Errors - Article From Los Angeles Times

For those health care providers who think that everyone leaves hospitals alone, here is an article from the Los Angeles Times.

I would like to see more balanced reporting from the L.A. Times on healthcare rather than a simple regurgitation of the government's press release. Compare the press release and the article and see if you can find any actual reporting.

What happens to these hospitals now? These facilities are required to implement a plan of correction to prevent future incidents. In addition, the hospitals can appeal an administrative penalty by requesting a hearing within 10 calendar days of notification. If a hearing is requested, the penalties are to be paid if upheld following appeal. Thus, the fact that the hospitals were assessed fines does not mean that they were properly assessed.

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13 California hospitals fined for medical errors -

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