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Hospitals may become accredited even with poor, unsafe care

 

Last updated 9/24/2017 at Noon



Trudy Lieberman

Rural Health News Service

Earlier this year an Illinois woman sent an email, telling me of the poor care her husband received at a large Chicago hospital. After six weeks of fighting for his life, he died.

“I wish you could see his records and all the infections and surgeries he had,” she told me. “I’ve been wanting to do something about the care he got and just didn’t know who to go to.”

I return to this topic from time to time because everyone is vulnerable to hospital mistakes. Most people think of hospitals as safe, loving places that advertise t...



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