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In large hospitals, a program to reduce delirium in ICU patients, chiefly by reducing the amount of unneeded sedation, has cut rates of the condition in half. Soon it will be implemented in 60 more selected hospitals.

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Copays Don't Reduce Medicaid Non-urgent ED Visits, Study Says

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 29, 2015

Private Players Launch Value-based Task Force

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 29, 2015

Obama's 'precision medicine' plan to boost research, but faces hurdles

Reuters, January 29, 2015

Under siege from storm, hospitals get creative

The Boston Globe, January 29, 2015

Surgeon's death spurs painful debate on docs as 'face of healthcare system'

WBUR, January 29, 2015

Sacred Heart turned patient trust in doctors 'upside down,' lawyer says

Chicago Tribune, January 29, 2015

How insurance companies still discriminate against the sick

The Atlantic, January 29, 2015

Working in pairs may lower diagnostic errors

MedPage Today, January 28, 2015

CMS Dialysis Center Ratings Panned by Patient Groups

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 28, 2015

NM could be fifth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide

UPI.com, January 28, 2015

San Francisco to pay $3M for hospital stairwell death

St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Associated Press, January 28, 2015

Vaccine skeptics on the rise

The Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2015

HHS push on paying for quality has its critics

MedPage Today, January 27, 2015

Joan Rivers's daughter files malpractice suit against Manhattan clinic

The New York Times, January 27, 2015

SGR: Medicare Reforms Proposed as Funding Offset

Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, January 27, 2015

Medicare Unveils Alternative Payment Models

Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, January 27, 2015

Obama asking Congress to nearly double funding to fight antibiotic resistance to $1.2 billion

Star Tribune / Associated Press, January 27, 2015

Measles may be in US to stay, 15 years after it left

Bloomberg Businessweek, January 27, 2015

Rural hospitals getting out of the birthing business?

Minnesota Public Radio, January 27, 2015

Study lets patients help write medical notes, Google Doc style

WBUR, January 27, 2015


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