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GAO: Hospital Reviews Miss Many Errors

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GAO: Hospital Reviews Miss Many Errors

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GAO: Hospital Reviews Miss Many Errors

GAO: Hospital Reviews Miss Many Errors

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The Government Accountability Office says that more than three-quarters of major deficiencies and errors at hospitals are not found during normal accreditation reviews. A new report from the GAO says the private agency that inspects hospitals for the Medicare program often misses vital patient safety lapses and important fire safety problems. Hear NPR's Julie Rovner.

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