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Docs gripe, but med students keep coming
By Andis Robeznieks | October 30, 2014
Reports of doctors concerned about their autonomy and the future of their profession apparently didn't stop a record 20,343 students from enrolling in medical school this year.
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Fighting Ebola with transfusions raises more questions than it answers
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 30, 2014
As the world searches for new tools to fight Ebola, the international health community is looking to the decades-old, largely unproven therapy.
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Kaiser names new president of Georgia health plan
By Bob Herman | October 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Kaiser Permanente, headquartered in Oakland, Calif., has appointed Julie Miller-Phipps president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, effective Nov. 3.
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Send nominations for Excellence in Governance Award
Modern Healthcare | October 30, 2014
Modern Healthcare is now accepting nominations for its inaugural Excellence in Governance awards for 2015.
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Bay State savings test produces positive results: NEJM
By Melanie Evans | October 29, 2014
Healthcare costs grew more slowly and quality improved more rapidly among doctors and hospitals in the Massachusetts Blues' test of global budgets, compared to quality and performance across the Northeast, research shows.
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Rush University Medical Center's revenue rises 7.2%
By Adam Rubenfire | October 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Revenue increased 7.2% at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center from fiscal 2013 to 2014, thanks to strong outpatient and physician practice plan revenue and increased volume in several service lines.
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Fighting Ebola with transfusions raises more questions than it answers
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The international health community has begun to consider the use of a decades-old, largely unproven therapy—transfusing blood plasma from recovered patients—as a potential weapon in its arsenal against Ebola.
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