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CBS News in Focus (The American Spirit: Hospital Reform) #857235

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 06, 2007
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(New York: Katie Couric) Statistics on medical mistakes cited. The crusade by Dr. Donald Berwick†, CEO of the Institute of Health Care Improvement, to reduce mistakes in hospitals featured; details given about the cases of Josie King† and Joshua Nahum† and about Berwick’s 100,000 Lives Campaign, which pushes for standard operating procedures. [BERWICK – says hospitals are very dangerous places; cites statistics on patients killed by their care and not their disease.] [Beth Israel Medical Center Dr. Brian KOLL†- comments on Berwick’s guidelines.] [Patient Catherine DE SANTIS††- comments.] Tomorrow’s segment previewed.
Couric, Katie

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