Chicago doctor accused of stealing hospital equipment; Massachusetts appoints monitors for psych hospitals;

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> Vinay Rawlani, M.D., has been charged with stealing more than $200,000 in medical equipment from Evanston NorthShore Hospital, the Chicago Tribune has reported. Article

> The state of Massachusetts has appointed a monitor to oversee its psychiatric hospitals due to repeated patient care issues that have become public, according to The Boston Globe. Article

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> A new study published in The BMJ confirms that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in United States, behind only heart disease and cancer. The study, led by Martin Makary, M.D., professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, analyzed medical death rate data over an eight-year period and found that more than 250,000 deaths per year occur due to medical error, beating the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's third leading cause of death--respiratory disease--by more than 100,000 cases. Article

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> Google is set to help the residents of Flint, Michigan, by offering a $150,000 grant for the creation of a data platform that can help officials make better decisions about the city's crisis surrounding high levels of lead in the drinking water. Article

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