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My experience reporting on health care in Oregon has been mostly positive, particularly with... more »
posted 03/15/12
I've been a health reporter for a number of years and, in the past few have focused increasingly... more »
posted 07/22/11

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Oregon, typically a progressive state, releases much less data about the quality and safety of its hospitals in at least one important database.

Five prominent Oregon hospitals do worse than the national average on a key measure of patient safety.

While many states make information related to medical care complications public, Oregon does not. That means that the best information about an individual hospital’s quality and safety may be kept from the public.