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A Closer Look (Hospital Honesty) #639375

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 28, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) New requirement mandating hospitals inform patients when a medical error is made reported; statistics on medical mistakes cited.

(New York: John McKenzie) The medical error full disclosure policy at the Veterans Administration Medical Center-Lexington, Kentucky, examined; details given about how the hospital launches its own investigations into medical errors. [Dr. Steve KRAMAN - says it does not serve patients to hide mistakes.] [Hospital attorney Ginny HAMM - says compensation is always negotiable.] [Patient's father Sandy REYNOLDS - says the hospital apologized for a mistake.]

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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