Work Process: Example of how to publish a refutation

Our Sunday story on patient safety indicators among Texas’ larger hospitals drew a rather heated response from Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, president of UT Southwestern Medical Center. His University Hospital-St. Paul finished rather badly in the standings, and Dr. Podolsky accused us of cooking the books. His theories are incorrect – we played it straight, and we included all the necessary caveats about the limitations of our data – but maybe, if you care about journalism or health care, you’ll find our dialogue to be an interesting debate. As usual in these cases, we’ve printed Dr. Podolsky’s full comments below, along with our response.

via Ask the Editor: DMN Managing Editor George Rodrigue responds to accusations from UT Southwestern’s Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky | Opinion, Commentary, Editorials, Op-Ed and Letters to the Editor – News for Dallas, Texas – The Dallas Morning News.

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