Judging Hospital Quality

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Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher on 89-7, NPR News… Join WOSU News reporter Steve Brown sitting in for Ann to discuss why hospital mistakes happen, who pays for them, and how they’re handled.

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Patients developing bed sores, doctors leaving object behind after a surgery, surgeons amputating the wrong limb. These are things health care officials and patients agree should never happen.

But they do…and they’re not handled the same in every state.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher on 89-7, NPR News… Join WOSU News reporter Steve Brown sitting in for Ann to discuss why hospital mistakes happen, who pays for them, and how they’re handled.

Guests:

  • David Engler (Vice President of Quality Institute, Ohio Hospital Association)
  • Mark Crafton (Executive Director, State and External Relations, The Joint Commission)
  • Dr. Patrick Conway (MD, Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid)

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