Peter Whoriskey

ReporterWashington, D.C.


More consumer data that could help patients make choices will not be forthcoming until at least 2017.

  • Oct 26, 2014

New legislation calls for frequent inspections and clamps down on hospices that enroll healthy patients.

  • Sep 19, 2014

A study looks at whether Americans are getting the right care as they face death.

  • Sep 17, 2014

A conversation about hospice quality with industry executive, Peter Brunnick, of North Carolina.

  • Sep 3, 2014

Former Reagan administration official was part of the founding leadership team of Politico.

  • Sep 2, 2014

He felt ‘like a teenager’. Then he was in hospice care, and then he was dead.

  • Aug 21, 2014

He felt “like a teenager.” Then he was placed in hospice care. Before long, he was dead.

  • Aug 21, 2014

In “The House with Sixteen Handmade Doors,” Henry Petroski dissects his vacation home.

  • Aug 8, 2014

Rising rates of live discharge in the U.S. raise questions about quality of care.

  • Aug 6, 2014

Hospices in the U.S. care for over 1 million terminally ill patients annually but are one of the least-inspected areas in U.S. health care, many receiving inspections less than once every six years. By contrast, federal law requires that Medicare have inspections of nursing homes conducted about every year and health-care agencies every three years. Read related article.

  • Jun 26, 2014
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Peter Whoriskey is a staff writer for The Washington Post handling investigations of financial and economic topics. His series on the role of pharmaceutical companies influencing drug research, "Biased Research, Big Profits," won a Polk Award in 2013. Previously, he had written about income disparity, unemployment, and the recession, and as the paper's Southern Bureau chief, covered Hurricane Katrina. Before that, he worked at the Miami Herald, where he contributed to the paper's coverage of Hurricane Andrew, for which the staff was awarded a Pulitzer Prize.
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