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Betsy Cliff's Blog

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

Betsy Cliff's Work

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.

Project: Medical harm

Each year thousands of patients are harmed by medical care in Oregon. A Bend woman, Mary Parker, was one.