California names, shames and penalizes medical mistake-makers—but to what end?

An analysis of the Golden State’s system of penalizing healthcare providers responsible for harming patients has revealed that the program is doing nothing to reduce medical errors.

The San Diego Union-Tribune published an extensive report on the situation June 30.

(Among the tips the feature offers to patients: Confirm with imaging technologists that they’re imaging the right body part.)

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