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Liza Gross's Blog

Here we check in with prominent health journalists and experts to see what sites, newsletters and... more »
posted 11/29/16
In 2010, a nurse at Napa State Hospital walked back to her ward after dinner, following the same... more »
posted 12/01/15
As the Affordable Care Act rolls out in 2014, tens of millions of uninsured Americans will gain... more »
posted 07/22/13

Liza Gross's Work

California's psychiatric hospitals can be highly dangerous places, both for patients and staff. Lost work days and overtime pay are huge. But reporters looking to track down reliable data on assaults face an uphill climb.
At California’s state psychiatric hospitals, ongoing assaults on staff by patients can make it nearly impossible to provide a therapeutic environment.