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    Pittsburgh Press series shows problems in government's new fixed-price payment plan; finds patients deprived of life-saving care; includes exclusive government report that showed state-level Medicare reviewers missed many patients who died after premature hospital discharge, March 29-April 3, 1987.
  • The $600 bedpan?

    Forbes article reveals huge cost overruns in a program that provides health care to military dependents and retirees; the program went $425 million over budget in 1987, June 15, 1987.
  • UnorthoDoc

    City Paper (Washington, D.C.) reporter checks into the controversial doctor of two politically prominent conservatives who died of AIDS; finds his radical views on the disease may have contributed to the deaths of Terry Dolan and Rep. Stewart McKinney, June 26, 1987.
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    This seven-month series examines the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. Vogler writes that this department, the state's largest government agency, split services into two agencies: a new Department of Mental Retardation to administer services to the mentally ill and the Department of Mental Retardation to supervise programs for the retarded. Throughout his investigation Vogler found instances of human rights violations, harassment of parents and staff and fabricated patient records, among other things.
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    St. Petersburg Times looks at the huge costs that AIDS is inflicting on hospitals and what hospitals are doing to deal with the financial and emotional burden, Oct. 11, 1987.
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    Atlanta Journal and Constitution compares the death rates at Atlanta-area hospitals and finds the costs, average length of stay and death rates for the same procedures vary widely, Aug. 30, 1987.
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    Kansas City Star series looks at conditions in Missouri's overcrowded prison system, including deficient health care and obstacles to fixing the problems, March 16-17, 1986.
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    Dallas Morning News finds that the state's growing number of unemployed is creating a swell of people without medical insurance, and these people often have trouble finding adequate health care, April 26, 1987.
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    Cape Cod Times looks at decline in patient care in four Massachusetts homes bought by a national nursing home chain, emphasizing the effect of corporatization in shaping national health care policy for the elderly, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 1986.
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    Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune discovers that Health Care Financing Administration was deliberately delaying Medicare reimbursements in order to collect interest on those funds, July-December 1986.