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Mar 1, 2012

U.S. News: Thursday reading: the best investigative reporting on the Web

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Thursday reading: the best investigative reporting on the Web
Mar 1st 2012, 13:02

By Margaux Stack-Babich and Bill Dedman

Today's reading from the world of investigative reporting.

Story of the day:A Dayton Daily News investigation has found that "complaints of misconduct against nurses are taking more than a year for the Ohio Board of Nursing to investigate — allowing some of the nurses to continue to care for patients while under investigation…and the number of complaints against nurses is climbing, causing the backlog in investigations before the state nursing board's disciplinary system." A review of data found an inefficient system that worsened a problem it had not begun to solve: " The board received 6,880 complaints in fiscal year 2011, which ended June 30, putting it on pace for a double-digit increase in the state's two-year accounting period. In the previous two-year period, there were 11,645 complaints. That number was 34 percent higher than from 2007-2008. These complaints include allegations of substandard practice, drug theft, substance abuse, patient abuse and other criminal conduct."

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Margaux Stack-Babich writes about investigative reporting for Bill Dedman is an investigative reporter for

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