May 15, 2009

GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTHCARE — A SNAPSHOT: VA doc: Other possible equipment errors reported. “Federal officials have been warning thousands of former patients they might have been exposed to infection at three Veterans Affairs facilities, yet other VA patients are not being warned about less serious mistakes with the same equipment at more than a dozen other VA centers. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ chief patient safety officer declined to identify those facilities. Dr. Jim Bagian (Bay-gin) said those instances did not involve an infection risk.” With bonus transparency.

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