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Hospitals Working to Improve Patient Stays, Experiences

Imagine lying in a hospital bed, afraid, stuck repeatedly with needles to draw blood for tests you don’t understand. Next to you lies another patient — in a bed so close that each of you hears everything the other has to go through. This is the reality for many hospitalized adults in the U.S. In a New York Times editorial, Dr. Perri Klass, professor of journalism and pediatrics at New York University, laments this state of affairs and offers wisdom from the pediatric community to illustrate how small changes could make a big difference.