Investigation Identifies Nearly 100 Preventable Deaths At California Psychiatric Facilities.

December 2, 2019

The Los Angeles Times (12/1, Karlamangla) reports that its review of death certificates, coroner’s reports, and hospital inspection records “identified nearly 100 preventable deaths over the last decade at California psychiatric facilities.” The Los Angeles Times adds, “The total includes deaths for which state investigators determined that hospital negligence or malpractice was responsible, as well as all suicides and homicides, which experts say should not occur among patients on a psychiatric ward. It does not include people who died of natural causes or other health problems while admitted for a psychiatric illness.”

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