The person monitoring your heart at the hospital may be monitoring 79 other patients.

The people who monitor hospital patients’ vital signs are often not nurses but “telemetry” technicians. Critics say HCA’s staffing of telemetry units shows how it puts profits ahead of patients.

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The people who monitor hospital patients’ vital signs are often not nurses but “telemetry” technicians. Critics say HCA’s staffing of telemetry units shows how it puts profits ahead of patients.
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