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December 19, 2013 - Issue 49
   7 Signs Providers Are Opening Up About Bad Healthcare Outcomes
December 12, 2013 - Issue 48
   MUCking Around for New Quality Measures
December 5, 2013 - Issue 47
   New G-Code to Pay Doctors for Broad Array of Non-Face-to-Face Care
November 21, 2013 - Issue 46
   What’s Wrong With Healthcare Quality Measures? Part II
November 14, 2013 - Issue 45
   What’s Wrong With Healthcare Quality Measures? Part I
November 7, 2013 - Issue 44
   Diagnostic Error Detection Comes Into Focus
October 31, 2013 - Issue 43
   5 Scary Things About Healthcare Quality
October 24, 2013 - Issue 42
   Pronovost Lauds Patient Reporting of Adverse Events
October 17, 2013 - Issue 41
   Peer Review of Surgeons’ Skills Carries ’Threatening Undertones’
October 10, 2013 - Issue 40
   How CMS Penalizes Hospitals for Finding Blood Clots
October 3, 2013 - Issue 39
   Toxic Hospital Practices May Fuel Readmissions
September 26, 2013 - Issue 38
   How CMS Makes Quality Data Public While Still Keeping It Secret
September 19, 2013 - Issue 37
   Post-Discharge Efficiency Incentives May Come with Consequences
September 12, 2013 - Issue 36
   IOM Cancer Report Highlights Harmful Care
September 5, 2013 - Issue 35
   Financial Incentives for Preventing HAIs Don’t Add Up to Much
August 29, 2013 - Issue 34
   Tweet Smears Hospital’s Discharge Incentive Campaign
August 22, 2013 - Issue 33
   It’s Judgment Day for Hospital Websites
August 15, 2013 - Issue 32
   OB/GYN Pushes Doctors To Think About Cost
August 8, 2013 - Issue 31
   How Hospital Practices are Trimmed at UCSF
August 1, 2013 - Issue 30
   Berwick: Zapping Overtreatment, Costs Takes ’Courage’
July 25, 2013 - Issue 29
   Physicians on Treadmills Diagnose with Accuracy, Says Mayo Doc
July 18, 2013 - Issue 28
   Leah Binder Wants Your Hospital Data
July 11, 2013 - Issue 27
   Meet the Mother of All Patient Registries
June 27, 2013 - Issue 26
   Killer Metric Separates Good Hospitals From Bad
June 20, 2013 - Issue 25
   ED Tries Telemedicine in Bid to Cut Wait Times
June 13, 2013 - Issue 24
   Physician Pay Will Soon Depend on Outcomes
June 6, 2013 - Issue 23
   Hospitals’ Fear of 30-Day Penalties May Speed Hospice Admissions
May 30, 2013 - Issue 22
   This Hospital Infection Don’t Get No Respect
May 23, 2013 - Issue 21
   Hospitals Profit On Bloodstream Infections
May 16, 2013 - Issue 20
   Patient Harm Data to Remain on Medicare’s Hospital Compare Site
May 9, 2013 - Issue 19
   Spirituality Presents a Paradox in End-of-Life Care
May 2, 2013 - Issue 18
   Deadly CRE Infection Spreading Fast in Hospitals
April 25, 2013 - Issue 17
   If ACE Units Are So Great, Why Aren’t They Everywhere?
April 18, 2013 - Issue 16
   Whose Data Is It, Anyway?
April 11, 2013 - Issue 15
   Video Cameras in the OR May be Inevitable
April 4, 2013 - Issue 14
   $3 Million Health Puzzler Draws to a Close
March 28, 2013 - Issue 13
   Q&A: Lucien Leape Wants Tougher Patient Safety Regs
March 21, 2013 - Issue 12
   How the Hospital Inspections Database Came to Life
March 14, 2013 - Issue 11
   CDI Prevention Protocols Maddeningly Inconsistent
March 7, 2013 - Issue 10
   CMS Quietly Makes Some ED Wait Times Public
February 28, 2013 - Issue 9
   Free Marketeer's Healthcare Scheme Would be Chaos
February 21, 2013 - Issue 8
   Robots, Weight Loss Surgery, and a Twisted Tale Out of Baltimore
February 14, 2013 - Issue 7
   'Readmissions Week' Recap
February 7, 2013 - Issue 6
   Antimicrobial Trumps Soap and Water in the ICU
January 31, 2013 - Issue 5
   Care Delivery Gets its Own Journal
January 24, 2013 - Issue 4
   Patient Protection Needs Focus in Obama’s Second Term
January 17, 2013 - Issue 3
   Medical Error ’Second Victims’ Get Some Help, Finally
January 10, 2013 - Issue 2
   Crouse Docs Rap to Halt HAC
January 3, 2013 - Issue 1
   Best Quality Columns of 2012 from A to Z