Health care quality is extremely difficult to teach and maintain

Nearly 40,000 Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada Patients Asked Hepatitis C Testing. What struck me about this story is how much it sounds like something you’d expect in the developing world. The clinic in question was reusing single-use medical supplies. In the developing world, of course, the reason is usually resource scarcity and not pure greed.

Either way, the fact that this happened in Nevada is reminded that even sophisticated licensing systems have flaws and fail sometimes. Medical care needs to have a constant focus on making quality better or it actually gets worse.