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Senators denounce hospital story

Forbes.com, February 26, 2008
In a memo sent to reporters, two U.S. senators criticized Forbes magazine's cover story that says big hospitals try to stifle competition from smaller, specialty hospitals and squelch consumer efforts to make assessments of hospital quality more transparent. In the memo, Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, say specialty hospitals can be dangerous themselves, since patients in emergency situations must often be transferred to full-service hospitals, in some cases using 911.