“Medicine in India: ‘Qualified Quacks’ and a Baffling Drug Landscape”
Excerpt: “These problems do tend to cluster together,” said Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute and a leading expert on hospital quality and safety. “This level of problems is not very common, and for members of the community, it should be a concern.”
Excerpt: “Critics claim our analysis of surgical complications is flawed. We disagree. For the first time, patients can see a surgeon’s record – and use it to help make their best choice.”
Excerpt: “For almost any hospital in America, termination from Medicare would be a death sentence,” said Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute and a leading expert on hospital quality and safety.
Excerpt: “ProPublica’s rating system for surgeons is under fire for using data from Medicare claims rather than quality-based, clinical outcomes. But despite those flaws, it’s a step forward on the march to physician transparency.”
How well are Oregon’s hospitals meeting local needs? Are they making smart decisions about their money? Today, The Lund Report runs the fourth in a series of stories exploring hospitals across the state.
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