Health News Review

Medical errors, safety and quality issues are highlighted in several new health journalism efforts.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has a “Who Protects the Patients?” series underway. The latest story profiles a teenager who died after being suffocated at a hospital that had been warned that its restraint policies weren’t safe.

A sidebar to the latest story contrasts reporting policies in Missouri with those from at least one case in Minnesota.

It’s a nice job of team reporting by the Post-Dispatch.

Meantime, the Boston Globe today reports on “Mistakes that matter: 2 biopsy errors result in an unnecessary surgery and delayed treatment.

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