Sweet Charity: The Truth Behind Hospitals’ Community Benefits Windfall

By: Tuesday June 17, 2014 6:28 pm

Every year Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center releases a glossy brochure called Report to the Community. Among the doctor profiles and research-breakthrough stories are several dry metrics dealing with the number of beds, total patient and outpatient days and, perhaps most impressively, the year’s dollar value for something called “community benefit contributions.”

 

TSA: First Do No Harm

By: Monday November 22, 2010 4:20 pm

A few CT machines in a handful of hospitals exposed several hundred patients to an over-dose of radiation over the course of eighteen months.

One malfunctioning scanning machine at one airport will over-dose thousands in the course of one week.

Feeling safe yet?

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