Poorly supervised residents compromise care

Teaching hospitals, which treat about half of the nation's hospital patients and account for about 70 percent of all charity care costs, don't do enough to oversee residents, the Dallas Morning News reports. While the federal government pays to train residents, it doesn't regulate them. In the insular, mostly self-regulated industry that relies on the cheap labor of medical residents, the poor and uninsured--especially those rushed to emergency rooms or lying unconscious in surgery--are vulnerable to becoming victims of residents who compromise care, according to the newspaper. Article