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Capitol Health Call
February 13, 2008

Focus on Specialty Hospitals

JAMA. 2008;299(6):625. doi:10.1001/jama.299.6.625-b

Many physician-owned specialty hospitals are poorly equipped to handle emergency situations, said leaders of the Senate Finance Committee. Sen Max Baucus (D, Mont) and Sen Chuck Grassley (R, Iowa) made their comments following the January 11 release of a study they requested from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General (http://www.senate.gov/˜finance/press/Gpress/2008/prg011008a.pdf).