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More reasons why hospitals should not be secret places or protected by special laws. FDA issues recall notice in January 2013 for ventilators using defective software. Read recall notice here.

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Hospitals are protected by special laws and secrecy.  But, why?  Here is an example why we should change that.  Here, the FDA issues recall notice over children's ventilators that have defective software in January 2013.  It seems that the ventilators can kill babies because the oxygen consumption was miscalculated.  So, when was the last time a frightened parent of a newborn asked the nurses, "so, what software version do you have in that machine that is keeping my baby alive?" Patients should be empowered.  And, hospitals should not be secret places. 

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