Medicare has released its long-awaited report card on overall quality of care in the nation's hospitals. The ratings use 64 measures, many of which focus on care practices so important that they can affect whether a patient lives or dies.
- Aug. 4
- By Amita Sharma
Mexican billionaire Jose Susumo Azano Matsura is accused of unlawfully channeling nearly $600,000 to San Diego candidates.
Melvyn Ingalls serves on a city board that advises the San Diego City Council and Planning Commission. He has been warned and cited four times for the RV park he operates without electrical hookups or sewage service.
Voters passed the 1992 law after the city almost signed a deal with an alleged mobster. It was designed to show who the people are behind the companies doing billions of dollars in business annually with the city.
The decline could be at least partly explained by the drop in the number of registered boats. But officials say today’s safer waterways are more likely the result of better boating education and stronger enforcement.
If you smell it, it’s there. Some solvents used in auto body stripping and painting shops are unhealthy to breathe.
Scripps Health is so far the only San Diego County health system that uses patient reviews to provide online ratings of some of its doctors. They’re supposed to help patients pick physicians, but some suggest the ratings are a marketing ploy.
Taking the trolley to Comic-Con might be the worst kept secret for avoiding downtown traffic and parking fees. How big of a boost is the event for ridership numbers?
- July 14
- By Jean Guerrero
Several years ago, about 250 people bought Tijuana oceanfront condos sold under Donald Trump’s name. They were never built. Disgruntled buyers say they were deceived by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and fear voters will experience the same disillusionment.
Between the start of the current Congress on Jan. 3, 2015, and the end of June, San Diego County’s five representatives and members of their staffs took 31 trips that were paid for by private entities, mostly charities, think tanks and trade associations.
When the United Kingdom’s voters narrowly decided to leave the European Union, they sent shockwaves throughout the global economy. But what did the vote mean for San Diego businesses?
Drug and device company payments to physicians may influence prescribing practices and treatment recommendations that may not be in the best interests of patients, especially when cheaper equivalents are available.
- June 27
- By Amita Sharma
The retiring U.S. senator spoke to KPBS News about her colleagues' efforts to push for stricter gun laws, her call for a criminal investigation into the San Onofre nuclear power plant and her plans after a 24-year Senate career.
Despite the San Diego region’s numerous health care facilities and medical sophistication, our hospitals don’t look that great.
San Diego's two biggest sources of electricity were approved in a deal brokered by Michael Peevey, the embattled former president of the California Public Utilities Commission.