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Four 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalists give an inside look at "Prognosis: Profits," a series about North Carolina's nonprofit hospitals, the huge sums of money they're making, and the impacts on patients.

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Get tips on covering nonprofit hospitals from the editor who oversaw the "Prognosis: Profits" investigative series in North Carolina.

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The Prognosis: Profits series examined how North Carolina’s nonprofit hospitals are for-profit in practice, driving up health care costs and wrecking their patients’ finances. Here's how the series was reported.


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