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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin hospitals sent newborn blood samples late; state fought to keep their performance hidden

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Dozens of hospitals across Wisconsin are failing to promptly send babies' blood samples to the state lab for testing, delaying potentially lifesaving treatment for newborns with rare yet deadly disorders, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation has found. One year of data analyzed by the Journal Sentinel shows that nearly 1,800 blood samples from newborns took five or more days to arrive...