Many people consider Las Vegas a great place to take a vacation or attend a conference. After reading an article in the Las Vegas Sun though, I strongly recommend that you not become ill or injured there. Apparently surgical injuries occur at higher rates in Las Vegas than in other parts of the country. This is a fascinating article. Here are the opening paragraphs:
There’s a running joke about hospitals here: “Where do you go for great health care in Las Vegas?”
The implication is everyone knows hospital care in Southern Nevada is substandard.
The reality, however is that only a small circle of hospital officials, insurance executives, regulators and politicians have had access to meaningful information about the quality of hospitals in Las Vegas. Until now.