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Need a Saturday scan? MRIs are much harder to come by on weekends at many hospitals. How can that still be in today's on-demand economy?
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"As a data journalist, let me state my bias: I do not like scorecards," writes veteran data journalist Ron Campbell. "I’m greedy. I want all the data, and I want to analyze it myself." Here's how you can start doing the same.
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Everyone says health care needs more transparency when it comes to outcomes, but how might that work? And what's holding back efforts to improve care by shining more light on health care outcomes?
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In California, fines up to $125,000 per preventable mistake have not made a significant dent in the number of medical errors. Despite recent gains, the number is still higher than when the state’s program began nine years ago.

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Two physicians argue that the effort to track health care quality needs to do a better job of measuring the misuse and overuse of health care services.

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How one journalist learned to sit back and simply be a patient when she needed cataract surgery.

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Consumers Union takes up my challenge to help put hospital-acquired infections on the map — literally. 

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Learn the promises and pitfalls of using hospital safety data in your reporting in this Q&A with Kaiser Health News' Jordan Rau.

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Stem cell fraudsters, a OTC drug mixup, and surprising results from an acupuncture study, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Researchers are finally starting to answer the question of whether hospital scrubs can pose a danger to patients — and people on the subway.

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