- Why Neglecting Asthma Can Be Profitable for Hospitals
Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News senior correspondent, and Rachel Bluth, a Peggy Girshman Web Reporting Fellow, share their recent investigation for Kaiser Health News, “Hospitals Find Asthma Hot Spots More Profitable To Neglect Than Fix.” They spent months reporting on asthma hot spots across the United States, drawing on hospital data. They found that Baltimore is one of the worst asthma cities, primarily affecting low-income residents who live in buildings filled with mold, rodents, ticks, fleas and roaches. Their reporting reveals that the medical system knows how to help, but is reluctant to do so because there’s no money in it.
- 2018-01-18 05:00:00 UTC