medical

Frank Sutherland
Sutherland sends "his" medical records from time spent undercover at a mental hospital in Nashville to three professional psychiatrists, who comment on the unprofessional, incomplete recordkeeping done by the staff.
Frank Sutherland
supplementary article to Sutherland's series on Central State Psychiatric Hospital, reporting on an investigation launched as a result of the story.
Frank Sutherland
Sutherland's time spent undercover as a mental patient at Central State Psychiatric Hospital uncovers the influence aides at the institution have in the daily lives of its charges.
Frank Sutherland
The first piece in an undercover series based on Frank Sutherland's time spent posing as a patient at Central State, a psychiatric hospital, in Tennessee.
By von Solbrig physician
von Solbrig Physician
The Tribune Task Force reports that one particular doctor at von Solbrig hospital performs a prolific number of tonsillectomies, often on several members of a family at once, in order to receive more welfare income.
Only 18 of 50 'staff' practice at hospital
Pamela Zekman
Tribune Task Force director Pamela Zekman reports that a significant fraction of the doctors listed in vol Solbrig's staff directory do not actually work there and many have little or no connection to the hospital.
Lives are held in grimy hands
William Gaines
Tribune Task Force reporter William Gaines, who worked as a janitor at von Solbrig Hospital, reports that he is regularly asked by doctors and nurses to help watch or move patients in sterile environments.
Task Force Report
From the editor's note: "Chicago's only for-profit general hospital, von Solbrig Memorial, is one doctor's personal fiefdom where financial shortcuts go hand in hand with unsafe and unsound medical practices. Filth, dangerous understaffing and violations of city and state regulations uncovered there are detailed in this, the first of a series, by Task Force Director Pamela Zekman, and reporters Jay Branegan, William Crawford and William Gaines."
Pamela Zekman
Karen Koshner
The Sun-Times continues to report on the state's reaction to their "Abortion Profiteers" series. This article reports that the state of Illinois will look into claims that staffers at a South Side abortion clinic were asked to fabricate medical records.
Nurse to aide: 'Fake that pulse!'
Pamela Zekman
Pamela Warrick
In the fifth article in the "Abortion Profiteers" series, Sun-Times reporters and Better Government Association members worked as aides at Chicago-area abortion clinics and discovered that measurements like temperature, pulse and blood-pressure were, more often than not, fabricated and recorded in patients' charts.
Dr. Ming Kow Hah: Physician of pain
Pamela Zekman
Pamela Warrick
This fourth article in the Sun Times' "Abortion Profiteers" series reports that Dr. Hah, who operates at several Chicago-area abortion clinics, does not administer any anesthetics to his patients, making the procedure very painful.
The Abortion Lottery: Women take chances with 'tryout' doctors
Pamela Zekman
Pamela Warrick
This third article in the Sun-Times' "Abortion Profiteers" series, reveals that some of Chicago's most popular abortion clinics are staffed by unlicensed or under-qualified doctors.
Pamela Zekman
Pamela Warrick
This article takes a look at how dangerous abortions were before they were legalized in 1973.
Making a Killing in Michigan Av. clinics
Pamela Zekman
Pamela Warrick
This first article in "The Abortion Profiteers" series, outlines the scope and method of the investigation into four Chicago-based abortion clinics by the Sun-Times and the Better Government Association.
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