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Small Military Hospitals Providing Sub-Par Care

Steve Wagner

Lesser known than most V.A. hospitals and military-specific medical centers, armed forces run 40 small hospitals nationwide, and these hospitals are not designated solely to military care.

These hospitals are part of a system that is failing, and because of recent reports, budget issues, and ongoing sub-par care, the Pentagon is in the process of repurposing many of these hospitals, turning them into outpatient clinics and birthing centers.

Part of the problem is the lacking accountability with these military run facilities, and that in comparison to leading civilian hospitals, they are performing worse when it comes to the preventing harm of mothers and babies during childbirth, than almost all other hospitals. And these military facilities that actually submitted data for complications and injuries had much higher than expected rates of surgical complications.

The New York Times recently ran a full article on the problems with these smaller military hospitals, and we urge you to follow along with them and learn more about the neglectful and even dangerous care being provided to patients in these facilities.

If you have been the victim of medical negligence, a surgical error, birth trauma, or a drug injury, the medical malpractice attorneys at Wagner Reese are here to assist you. Call us today at (888) 204-8440 for more information on our services.


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