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Marshall Allen is a reporter for ProPublica. His "Do No Harm: Hospital Care in Las Vegas," written in collaboration with Alex Richards for the Las Vegas Sun, was honored with several journalism awards, including winning the Harvard Kennedy School's 2011 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and coming in as a Pulitzer Prize finalist for local reporting. His health-care coverage was recognized as the best in the country in 2009 by the Association of Healthcare Journalists (AHCJ). In 2007, he won second place for his beat reporting for the Sun where he spent five years before coming to ProPublica in 2011. Before he was in journalism, Allen spent five years in full-time ministry, including three years in Nairobi, Kenya. He has a Master's degree in Theology.
Dec. 31, 2015, 9:54 a.m.In the U.S., patients harmed during medical care have few avenues for redress. The Danes chose to forget about fault and focus on what’s fair.
Dec. 18, 2015, 11:40 a.m.More than 1 million patients suffer harm each year in U.S. health care facilities. Often, their harm isn’t acknowledged even as they live with the consequences. ProPublica set out to capture their stories. Here is what we learned.
Dec. 18, 2015, 11:38 a.m.More than 1 million patients suffer harm each year in U.S. health care facilities. Often, their harm isn’t acknowledged even as they live with the consequences. ProPublica set out to capture their stories. Here is what we learned.
Dec. 18, 2015, 5 a.m.Paula Schulte couldn't survive a cascade of medical mistakes. After that, her family couldn't get accountability.
Dec. 14, 2015, 5:33 p.m.More than 1 million patients suffer harm each year in U.S. health care facilities. Often, their harm isn’t acknowledged even as they live with the consequences. ProPublica set out to capture their stories. Here is what we learned.
Oct. 22, 2015, 3:46 p.m.A new statement by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery says its executive director “miscommunicated” his own preference without getting necessary approval.
Oct. 13, 2015, 2:15 p.m.The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery says ProPublica’s analysis can help identify surgeons with a high rate of complications.
July 17, 2015, 10:53 a.m.As a medical student, Florida spine surgeon Constantine Toumbis stabbed a friend outside a bar. Documents show he omitted or misrepresented his record in regulatory filings.
July 13, 2015, 11:20 p.m.We calculated complication rates for surgeons performing one of eight elective procedures under Medicare, carefully adjusting for differences in patient health, age and hospital quality. Use this database to know more about a surgeon before your operation.
July 13, 2015, 11:14 p.m.The methodology for our analysis of surgical complication rates.
July 13, 2015, 11:01 p.m.A ProPublica analysis of nearly 17,000 surgeons finds stark differences in complications rates for some of the most routine elective procedures.
March 2, 2015, 8:51 p.m.The Justice Department claimed patient safety celebrity Dr. Chuck Denham solicited payments from a drug company to win a prestigious National Quality Forum endorsement for its product.
Feb. 6, 2015, 5:05 p.m.A firm sold 18,000 knee-replacement tools before the government called a halt.
Nov. 26, 2014, 9:30 a.m.Kickback allegations against its former editor prompted the Journal of Patient Safety to review his writings and adopt new standards for disclosing commercial conflicts of interest.
Nov. 21, 2014, 9:30 a.m.Patients seldom are told or get an apology when they are harmed during medical care, according to a new study based on results from ProPublica's Patient Harm Questionnaire.
Oct. 6, 2014, 9 a.m.Masimo Corporation's chief executive is a leading voice in the movement to reduce medical errors, but the Food and Drug Administration says his company isn't properly investigating complaints.
Aug. 14, 2014, 2:51 p.m.
July 17, 2014, 1:44 p.m.Top patient-safety experts call on Congress to step in and, among other steps, give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wider responsibility for measuring medical mistakes.
April 7, 2014, 9 a.m.A reporter returns to his hometown and confronts the new reality of legalized marijuana.
March 26, 2014, 11 a.m.Six recommended steps to take if you've suffered harm in a medical facility.
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