Emergency room doctors are reaching for medicines that aren’t there after drug shortages jumped more than fivefold between 2008 and 2014. And experts say drug companies are to blame.
An analysis found California officials are inconsistently enforcing a 2008 patient privacy law. Hospitals in the state’s Inland Empire rack up deficiencies while Los Angeles hospitals almost never do.
A new study analyzing previously unavailable data from three of the country's largest commercial health insurers finds that the cost of care for the privately insured varies wildly from town to town.
Prompted by an investigation by ProPublica and NPR, Sen. Charles Grassley asks a Missouri nonprofit hospital to explain why it seizes the wages of thousands of its patients.
One Missouri hospital has sued thousands of uninsured patients who couldn’t pay for their care, then grabbed a hefty portion of their paychecks to cover the bills. “We will be paying them off until we die,” one debtor said.
Medical centers are jumping aboard the bandwagon of privacy invasion as they buy data on millions of patients both to anticipate when they'll get sick and for their own financial purposes.
By Marshall Allen, ProPublicaThis post, originally published on ProPublica Sept. 18, 2012, has been updated.I often speak to people who have become...
More than 20 percent of civilians with traumatic injuries may develop PTSD. Trauma surgeons explain why many hospitals aren’t doing anything about it.
By Marshall Allen, ProPublicaWhen the team of patient safety experts volunteering for the National Quality Forum met in 2009, it was no exaggeration...
A new study through the Urban Institute seeks to tally the cost of treating gunshot victims in the United States, and calls for fresh policies to reduce gun violence as the Affordable Care Act will likely shift more of that financial burden on government programs.