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Data Points: Take care this holiday season!

Data Points: Take care this holiday season!

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 03, 2016

The holidays bring joy and good tidings, a chance to celebrate wtih faily and friends. But it's also a time when people encounter unexpected hazards and unusual stress.

Henry Ford drops out of bundled-payment program

By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business  |  November 29, 2016

Henry Ford is one of dozens of other hospitals, medical groups and nursing homes nationally that have dropped out of the bundled-payment model program over the past three years for a variety of reasons.

Removing Essure implant poses new risks to patients

Removing Essure implant poses new risks to patients

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  November 22, 2016

When doctors attempt to remove the device by pulling, “it's like grabbing a Slinky and trying to pull it when it's attached to cement,” said one OB-GYN. “It unravels, and it just snaps on you.”

How AHRQ's low profile threatens work on healthcare best practices

How AHRQ's low profile threatens work on healthcare best practices

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  November 19, 2016

AHRQ—pronounced “arc” by wonks—is quietly lauded by fans and vocally scorned by detractors. Its mission of figuring out how to improve the healthcare system is all the more daunting for its relatively puny annual budget that for several years has hovered around $430 million.

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