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A dense and generally depressing government report on hospital safety offers evidence that perhaps the Obama administration does know something about managing the U.S. health care system.

Entitled ”Patient Safety: Hospitals Face Challenges Implementing Evidence-Based Practices,” the GAO report was done at the request of Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR, and Sen. Patty Murphy, D-WA, to gauge how well hospitals cope with the patient safety crisis.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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