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June 4, 1997 | (David Olmos)
Federal investigators have released a critical report detailing patient-care problems at Kaiser Permanente's hospitals in Oakland and Richmond discovered during a surprise inspection in March. The inspection followed reports of deaths of three patients transferred from Kaiser's Richmond hospital last winter. Among the report's findings were inexplicable delays in transferring patients, short staffing and inadequate quality-control procedures.
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September 30, 1989 | From United Press International
The amount of money a senior citizen must pay before receiving Medicare hospital benefits next year will increase by $32 to $592, the government announced Friday. The Health Care Financing Administration said that the major reason for the increase is the estimated increase in the cost of drugs, labor and other products and services purchased by hospitals. If Congress repeals the Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988, a new deductible might have to be calculated, officials said.
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