State of Neglect: Texas law lets hospitals hide problems

Dallas Morning News, January 12, 2009

This story in a series from the Dallas Morning News says that hospital companies in Texas, many of which collect millions in state and federal funds, operate with minimal public disclosure of deficiencies. Texas keeps information on complaints and inspections largely private because influential healthcare corporations want it that way, and Texas legislators have obliged, according to the article. As a result, it is next to impossible for the public to determine whether state enforcement works properly, critics say.


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