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Senator Alleges Malpractice at IHS Hospitals


Conditions that rise to the level of malpractice at Indian Health Services facilities in the Great Plains area are killing people, according to Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyoming).

The Dorgan Report issued in 2010 “found atrocious evidence showing the lack of quality of care” at IHS facilities and nothing has changed—in fact, in some instances conditions have worsened, Barrasso said, as he opened a February 3 oversight hearing “Reexamining the Substandard Quality of Indian Health Care in the Great Plain,” based on new investigations by federal agencies and testimony from tribes.



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