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Reporter Emily Bazar featured on Valley Public Radio

Senior Writer Emily Bazar appeared on Valley Public Radio's Valley Edition program today to discuss her in-depth report...

Reporter Emily Bazar Featured on Capital Public Radio

Senior Writer Emily Bazar appeared on Capital Public Radio's Insight program today to discuss her in-depth report on ...

Local patients more likely to get invasive heart procedures

Imagine this: A 35-year-old woman comes to the doctor for vague chest pain without a clear cause. A doctor puts her on a treadmill, a cheap and...

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Database: Statewide heart surgical procedures

Database shows rates of heart surgical procedures for 208 geographical areas in California, called Hospital Service Areas (HSA).  They in turn are part of 24 large geographical areas called Hospital Referral Regions (HRR).

To download database in Excel, please click here.

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Increased responsibility pays health dividends

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