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Newark hospital used brain dead patient to cook the books: report

The hospital that calls itself New Jersey’s premier heart transplant center, Newark Beth Israel, inflated survival rates to keep its funding — in at least one instance by keeping a brain-dead patient on life support until he hit a one-year survival benchmark, startling new reporting revealed. Family members were never told that Navy veteran Darryl Young was in an irreversible vegetative state after his heart transplant last year, and staff never offered hospice, other palliative care services or a Do Not Resuscitate directive, ProPublica revealed. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, doctors were secretly recorded discussing how Young needed to be aggressively cared for despite their belief that he would never wake up or recover functio ...
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