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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Newspaper/Magazine Article

Heart Failure: The Decline of a Historic Transplant Program.

Hixenbaugh M; Ornstein C.

This news investigation chronicles a series of incidents in a transplant program that resulted in patient harm. The systemic nature of the problems such as insufficient whistleblower protection, accountability, and follow-up on patient concerns culminated in a change of hospital leadership. A previous PSNet interview with Charles Ornstein discussed the role of media in raising awareness of patient safety issues.