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Patient Safety Journal Adjusts After an Eye-Opening Scandal

propublica.org — More than 1 million patients suffer harm each year while being treated in the U.S. health care system. Even more receive substandard care or costly overtreatment. The Story So Far Too many patients suffer harm instead of healing in U.S. medicine.
Nov 26, 2014

Journal of #PatientSafety reviews work of former editor accused of taking kickbacks, finds it violated standards: bit.ly/1y1cI4r

Nov 26, 2014

RT @drjohnm: Money can corrupt anything, even "patient-safety." Important read. Thx @marshall_allen This work serves greater good> http://t…

Nov 26, 2014

Patient safety journal adjusts after an eye-opening scandal bit.ly/11v5W8R via @propublica

Nov 26, 2014

Aftershocks of $11.6 million kickback scandal lead to review of #patientsafety Journal editor's work, violations: bit.ly/1y1cI4r

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Gov’t Data Sharpens Focus on Crude-Oil Train Routes

propublica.org — The oil boom underway in North Dakota has delivered jobs to local economies and helped bring the United States to the brink of being a net energy exporter for the first time in generations.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @CIRonline: This @propublica map shows where trains carrying crude have experienced safety incidents: ow.ly/EWTZ1 pic.twitter.com/ZmjOhVUL0M

Nov 26, 2014

RT @hbgbill: Does Hbg have emergency plan?Data reveals towns, cities where crude oil passes, often without local gov't knowing it. propublica.org/article/govt-d…

Nov 26, 2014

Data reveals towns, cities where crude oil passes, often without local gov't knowing it. bit.ly/11XonDg via @propublica

Nov 25, 2014

Local govts don't know danger of oil trains passing through their towns. @propublica propublica.org/article/govt-d…

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Crude Connections: Where Do Trains Carry Crude Oil?

projects.propublica.org — The amount of crude oil being carried on America's railroads has grown enormously thanks to the recent shale boom in North Dakota. Though rail transport of flammable material is generally safe, towns and cities across America are often unaware that crude oil is being transported across their borders, and ill-equipped to handle a potential crude oil fire.

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Nov 25, 2014

RT @ProPublica: We’re very proud of the reporting behind “Firestone and the #Warlord.” Help us do more: propub.ca/1zr2HdL pic.twitter.com/GUXv6Ur4k7

Confession Ruled Admissible in Etan Patz Case

propublica.org — A New York State Supreme Court Judge ruled Monday that prosecutors may use the confession of the man charged with strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz to death in 1979.
Nov 24, 2014

Confession by Maple Shade, NJ suspect in Etan Patz case ruled admissible bit.ly/1uSBktT

Nov 24, 2014

Today: Judge rules videotaped confession admissible in trial for murder of Etan Patz, who went missing 35 years ago: propublica.org/article/confes…

Taxes to Taylor - ProPublica

Nov 24, 2014

Firestone paid convicted warlord Charles Taylor $2.4 billion in incomes taxes and pension payments propublica.org/documents/item…

The Two Things That Rarely Happen After a Medical Mistake

propublica.org — Patients who suffer injuries, infections or mistakes during medical care rarely get an acknowledgment or apology, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report. The study was based on responses of 236 patients who completed ProPublica's Patient Harm Questionnaire during the one-year period ending in May 2013 and who agreed to share their data.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @ProPublica: Only 9% of patients who are harmed said the medical facility voluntarily disclosed it: propub.ca/1C4Gl7x

Nov 24, 2014

RT @pascalmetrics: Medical errors are common… many patients don’t even know when they happen. @olgapierce @marshall_allen bit.ly/1uRtZLk

Nov 22, 2014

"More than 600 people have volunteered to complete ProPublica's Patient Harm Questionnaire..." propublica.org/article/the-tw… Give you any ideas?

Nov 22, 2014

RT @marshall_allen: 1 in 3 patients harmed while undergoing medical care gets billed for it. Average cost? $14,024. bit.ly/1uNQxMT #patientsafety

Nov 22, 2014

This is what can happen when community + crowdsourcing are thought about at the beginning of reporting. propublica.org/article/the-tw…

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How to Ask Programming Questions

propublica.org — ProPublica hosts newsroom developers -- or developers who want to see what it's like to work in news -- for 3-5 day job shadowing residencies called the ProPublica Pair Programming Project, or P5. Use ProPublica's data -- cleaned, categorized and often created from multiple sources -- in your reporting and research.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @NiemanLab: Propublica's data journalists offer tips on finding help for difficult coding projects nie.mn/1BNduEB

Nov 20, 2014

Great advice from @sisiwei for all of us on how to ask programming questions. bit.ly/14RuuuW (via @nikkiusher )

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Firestone and the Warlord

propublica.org — ✕ View all people Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. begins operations at the Firestone plantation in Liberia. Forces led by Master Sargeant Samuel Doe kill Liberian President William Tolbert. Human Rights Watch issues a report criticizing Taylor forces for putting one ethnic group "at risk of genocide."
Nov 26, 2014

Investigating the role of a global corporation in Liberia's brutal civil war: Firestone and the #Warlord propublica.org/firestone

Nov 26, 2014

Something to keep in mind next time you go to buy tires. Hint: Shame on you, Firestone. bit.ly/1xTDeuS

Nov 24, 2014

RT @gmikewebb: Love how @ProPublica is publishing their Firestone/Liberia investigation in book club installments. propublica.org/firestone

Nov 24, 2014

Best recent #longread: my pal @txianmiller's stunning report illuminating Firestone's ties w/ warlord Charles Taylor. bit.ly/1zRXTz2

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