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  February 2, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Hospitals Urged to Track Quality in Obstetrics

Cheryl Clark

Evidence is accumulating about the potential for significant harm to babies born just a few weeks too soon, including neurodevelopmental problems, and rates of disability. And it's not just about the risks. Early births add $1 billion to healthcare costs, a study shows. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Primary Care Docs Weigh Advantages of PCMH

An insurer's plan to increase reimbursements for primary care physicians who transition to patient-centered medical homes could signal a tipping point in the move toward the new care management model. >>>

Outpatient Care Expansion Comes Under Scrutiny

Even the most ardent proponents of outpatient care say its pace of growth may slow, depending on a community's need for integrated care and specific demand for multidisciplinary approaches. >>>

Breast Cancer Reexcision Rates Vary Widely

A breast cancer surgery patient's likelihood of enduring a second surgery varies depending on her choice of hospital, surgeon, and even her clinical profile, a study suggests. >>>

Overweight Physicians Display Bias in Obesity Care

Doctors who are overweight or obese are less likely than physicians of normal weight to diagnose weight problems in heavy patients or to launch discussions with them about their need to slim down, says a Johns Hopkins report. >>>



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News Headlines

Rochester General reassigns nursing staff

The Democrat and Chronicle, February 2, 2012

Cook County health system to bolster front line

Chicago Tribune, February 1, 2012

Improved patient problem list enhances diagnoses

InformationWeek, February 1, 2012

CMS finds critical missteps at NC hospital

Gaston Gazette, February 1, 2012

Improved patient problem list enhances diagnoses

InformationWeek, February 1, 2012

Super Bowl sanitation: "Washed up" Giants outpoint docs

Forbes, January 31, 2012

Wellpoint to raise doctors' pay to increase quality of care

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, January 30, 2012

Mercy reorganization gives doctors more control

Des Moines Register, January 30, 2012

Dangerous infections more likely in PICUs than ICUs

Consumer Reports, January 27, 2012

Robot cleaner a 'game changer' for hospital infection epidemic

CNNMoney, January 27, 2012



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