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A breakthrough in medical transparency

Las Vegas Sun, June 28, 2010

Almost no one has had access to meaningful information about the quality of Las Vegas-area hospitals. Until now. The Las Vegas Sun this week launched an ongoing report about hospital care in Las Vegas. As part of a two-year investigation, Sun reporters have 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 healthcare insiders, has yielded a sweeping and detailed portrait of hospital care in Las Vegas.