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Positive review for hospital in Jahi McMath case
San Francisco Chronicle

A state review of Children’s Hospital Oakland found it followed government standards in its treatment of patients including Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl who was declared brain-dead in December after undergoing a tonsillectomy and other surgical procedures for her sleep apnea.

The review by the California Department of Public Health, which stepped in after the case generated controversy, looked at a sampling of 29 recent patients at the hospital. Inspectors found the facility was in “substantial compliance,” though it cited minor problems with record-keeping in multiple cases.