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Data Points for July 13, 2015

Data Points for July 13, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 11, 2015

Data Points for the week of July 13 2015, covered the following topics: Hospital readmissions, costs for low-risk births, Ebola, heroin use and Medicaid ER usage

Panel blames politics for botched WHO Ebola response

By Associated Press  |  July 07, 2015

The Ebola outbreak exposed the U.N. health agency's organizational failings, a panel reported Tuesday—but it did not blame any individuals at the World Health Organization for its bungled response last year to the deadly crisis.

Clinical trial for experimental Ebola drug halted

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 22, 2015

Clinical drug trials of an experimental treatment for Ebola have stopped after it was found unlikely to be effective. Health officials have been looking to abate the effects of the virus strain that has ravaged West Africa for more than a year.

U.S. will help African Union build continent-wide CDC

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 15, 2015

The African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention will support African ministries of health and other agencies in preventing, detecting and responding to disease outbreaks.

CDC launches new Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  April 14, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that it has launched a clinical trial in Sierra Leone of the experimental Ebola vaccine that showed positive results in two previous trials.

NIH discharges American Ebola patient

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 09, 2015

The American Ebola patient getting treatment at the National Institutes of Health was discharged Thursday in good condition and Ebola-free, officials said.

Texas Health Resources seeks dismissal of Ebola lawsuit

By Associated Press  |  April 04, 2015

A hospital operator denies allegations of poor training and improper preparation in seeking dismissal of a lawsuit by a nurse who contracted while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease, a newspaper reported.

Texas Health reports lower margin, higher expenses

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 01, 2015

Texas Health Resources, the system that treated the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., reported a smaller operating margin in 2014 than the previous year as it grappled with higher expenses.

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