Watchdog Cites Outdated Equipment, Staff Retention For Diminished Care At Reservation Hospitals
Two new reports identify issues at the 28 hospitals directly operated by the federal Indian Health Service that can lead to substandard care for some Native Americans.
The Associated Press:
Watchdog: Staff Issues Affect Care At Reservation Hospitals
The internal watchdog of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the often-substandard quality of care at hospitals serving Native Americans is the result of outdated equipment and technology, lack of resources and difficulty attracting and keeping skilled staff. (10/7)