There’s a running joke about hospitals here:
“Where do you go for great health care in Las Vegas?”
The implication is everyone knows hospital care in Southern Nevada is substandard.
As part of a two-year investigation, the Las Vegas Sun obtained a record of every Nevada hospital inpatient visit going back a decade - 2.9 million in all. The information, coupled with interviews with more than 150 patients and health care insiders, has yielded a sweeping and detailed portrait of hospital care in Las Vegas.
Revealed are the dangers patients have unknowingly encountered as they enter delivery rooms, surgical suites and intensive care units, including thousands of cases of injury, death and deadly infection associated with stays in Las Vegas hospitals.
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