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Dr. Lucian Leape

Why pay for mistakes?

By Dr. Lucian Leape
August 23, 2007

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THE ANNOUNCEMENT that Medicare will no longer pay hospitals for "conditions that could reasonably have been prevented" is a loud and, many would say, long-overdue wake-up call for American hospitals. Officials are reflecting the rising indignation of the public at the high rate of harm they experience when hospitalized. People have long been baffled by -- and unforgiving of -- ... (Full article: 736 words)

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