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August 21, 1988 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, Times Medical Writer
Nearly one-quarter of California hospitals with more than 100 deliveries had Caesarean birth rates of 30% or more in 1986--nearly double the 15% to 20% range that many leading obstetricians consider desirable, according to a Times analysis of data covering nearly all births in the state. Such "runaway" Caesarean section rates are a "major crisis" and "represent an enormous drain on our private and public health care budgets," said Dr. John T.
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July 29, 1989 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writer
Riverside General Hospital was accused this week by state health officials of improperly medicating and underfeeding sick patients, as well as violating standard hospital practices necessary to prevent infection and assure quality medical care. An investigation of the 352-bed county hospital in Riverside was undertaken after an analysis of nationwide Medicare mortality data ranked Riverside and several other California hospitals in the bottom 50 of 5,577 hospitals nationwide.
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July 29, 1989 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writer
Riverside General Hospital was accused this week by state health officials of improperly medicating and underfeeding sick patients, as well as violating standard hospital practices necessary to prevent infection and assure quality medical care. An investigation of the 352-bed county hospital in Riverside was undertaken after an analysis of nationwide Medicare mortality data ranked Riverside and several other California hospitals in the bottom 50 of 5,577 hospitals nationwide.
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August 21, 1988 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, Times Medical Writer
Nearly one-quarter of California hospitals with more than 100 deliveries had Caesarean birth rates of 30% or more in 1986--nearly double the 15% to 20% range that many leading obstetricians consider desirable, according to a Times analysis of data covering nearly all births in the state. Such "runaway" Caesarean section rates are a "major crisis" and "represent an enormous drain on our private and public health care budgets," said Dr. John T.
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