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Thursday, August 26, 2010


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HAI Rates on the Decline

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 26, 2010

Rates of hospital-acquired infections between 2000 and 2007 decreased in all four regions of the U.S. The Midwest had the lowest rate for all four years, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality study says.

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Medical Isotope Shortage Sparks Reductions in Imaging Procedures

By: Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, August 26, 2010

A worldwide shortage of medical isotopes for medical imaging is threatening to jeopardize patient care, scientists said this week at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston.

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With No Harm Threshold, Nearly All Breaches Substantiated in CA

By: Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, August 26, 2010

Of the 3,766 breaches reported since a precedent-setting privacy law went into effect, California investigators have completed reviews of only half. Of those, 98.7% were found to be "substantiated medical breaches."

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CBO: Reform Law Could Reduce Deficit in 2020

By: Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, August 26, 2010

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the subsequent reconciliation law approved by Congress will produce $143 billion in net budgetary savings by 2019, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

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CDC: Car Crash Victims Cost $17 Billion in 2005

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 26, 2010

The cost of non-fatal injuries from motor vehicle related collisions resulting in hospitalization amounted to $28 billion and the cost of injuries for patients treated for these injuries in emergency departments and released was $14 billion a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study says.

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Southern Nevada Unveils Accelerated RN Program

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 26, 2010

The University of Southern Nevada and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals have created an Accelerated Bachelor's Degree in Nursing program that will allow applicants with bachelor's degrees to become Registered Nurses in 14 months.

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Surgeon Envisions Nationwide Trauma System

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 25, 2010

The chairman of the American College of Surgeons Board of Regents advocates for the creation of a trauma system where in 10 years "you could throw a dart at a map of the U.S.  and wherever it lands, if you were injured there you'd be assured that you'd be expeditiously transported to the level of care you needed."

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Consumer-Directed Plans Surge as Employers Try to Control Costs

By: Cora Nucci, for HealthLeaders Media, August 25, 2010

More than half of employers plan to offer consumer-directed health plans in 2011. The top payers will excel at marketing them to a narrow and profitable demographic. But how reform legislation may affect these plans remains to be seen.

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Reaching the Real Referral Decision Makers

By: Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, August 25, 2010

Often the decision about where to refer a patient is not made by the doctor alone—and sometimes the doctor isn't even involved at all.

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