ProPublica: California Lags in Oversight of Dialysis Centers
At least half of California's dialysis centers have not undergone certain safety inspections -- called recertification surveys -- for five years or more, according to a recent investigation by the not-for-profit news organization ProPublica. The investigation found that about 10% of California dialysis centers have not undergone recertification surveys since 2000.
- "Led by California, Inspection Backlogs Weaken Dialysis Oversight" (Fields, ProPublica, 12/28/10).
- "Merced County Dialysis Centers Overdue for Inspections" (Amaro, Merced Sun-Star, 12/30/10).