cath lab


a: Cath lab ~
b: a boiler room

What: "The cath lab is like a boiler room -- the place that makes everything else go" in a hospital, said Saini, a cardiologist. "Hospital administrators will tell you that they don't make the medical decisions, they don't decide who gets a stent ... 'It's our doctors who do that.' But they have no incentive to scrutinize the behavior and appropriateness of what the doctors are doing. They have every incentive to look the other way."

Writer: Vikas Saini
Date: Oct 10 2013 11:00 AM

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