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Category: Quality of care

2 5/31/2018

Podcast: The new & (un)improved doctor-patient relationship

1 6/15/2017

What does the public really know about patient safety at US hospitals? Not much

3 5/27/2015

Patient anecdotes in NY-Presbyterian hospital ads mask mediocre quality ratings


Does a hospital’s high Facebook rating mean it’s a higher quality hospital?


Lown Institute Right Care conference: we’re treating lab results – not patients

1 9/4/2014

See it, stent it: the Oculostenotic Reflex

2 12/11/2013

Failing grades for physician quality report cards

2 9/4/2013

Unaccountable health care…underreporting of robotic surgery problems


Robotic surgery safety/marketing concerns in Boston Globe & NY Times stories


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