Mid Staffs inquiry, and digging for data

The Francis report into care standards at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust was published this week. Triggered by deaths at a hospital in England, Robert Francis QC was appointed by the government to look into why the quality of care in some wards was so low, and what can be done to make sure that this doesn’t happen in other hospitals.

Also this week, research has unearthed data hidden for 40 years on magnetic tapes. It casts new light on the link between consumption of unsaturated fatty acids and secondary prevention of cardiovascular events. We hear from Christopher Ramsden, a clinical investigator at the US National Institutes of Health, who dug up the data.

See also
Who knew what, and when, at Mid Staffs?
Use of dietary linoleic acid for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease and death

Demo video

Audio chapters:

Mid Staffs enquiry: 1:6

Digging up data on fatty acids: 17:43

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