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No One's Really Coordinating Care, Experts Say

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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

When his mother had lung surgery in Miami, Dr. Robert M. Wachter said he didn't leave her bedside. As chief of hospital service at a major medical center in San Francisco, Wachter knows just how much can go wrong. 

As Kaiser Health News reports, doctors' stories about what they've found out as patients or relatives of patients in hospitals are spine-chilling. 

With the story is a tip sheet for patients on how to stay safe in the hospital.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.