Opinion: Partisan poisoning sidetracks health debate

WHAT is so frustrating about the media storm around the safety and quality of health care is that the debate has been sidetracked by partisan positioning, leaving the real question unanswered. 

Undeniably, the safety and quality of healthcare is an important issue, but we should not allow a unilateral portrayal of adverse events to dominate the important discussion of health care funding.

Health care is complex and the cause and effect of adverse events are often subtle. The implication that adverse events are always due to