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Misdiagnosis could affect 12M U.S. adults annually, study finds
By Sabriya Rice | April 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
An estimated 1 in 20 U.S. adults could be misdiagnosed during outpatient visits, and about half of those errors could prove to be harmful for the patient, finds a new study in the journal BMJ.
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Price transparency needed from all stakeholders, HFMA task force says
By Rachel Landen | April 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hospitals and health plans should serve as front-line resources on healthcare price information for patients who want to make more informed decisions about their healthcare. But government and employers should also help consumers understand healthcare prices, according to a report released today by...
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Nurse experience linked to shorter hospital patient stays
By Sabriya Rice | April 14, 2014
The more experience a nurse has and the longer his or her tenure in a hospital unit, the shorter the length of stay for the patients they care for, finds a new study looking at the effect of nursing team structure on the quality of care a patient receives.
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Univ. of Georgia-Emory partnership gets money for flu research
By Associated Press | April 12, 2014
A partnership between Emory University and the University of Georgia has received a $3.6 million federal contract for flu research.
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Outliers: Asides
By Modern Healthcare | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Well, that didn't last long. Oregon officials are backing off their proposal to prohibit sales of pot-infused treats at the state's medical marijuana stores after receiving hundreds of e-mailed comments opposing the ban.
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Outliers: Sounding an alarm on juicing
By Modern Healthcare | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
That $9 green juice might be rotting your teeth, spiking your blood sugar and harming your relationship with food, in addition to emptying your wallet.
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Outliers: This lean is mean
By Modern Healthcare | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Outliers is sure you know one. They never have to diet, they eat as much or more than you, and yet they stay skinny with little effort. Now researchers have found what gives them an edge.
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Stockpiles of Tamiflu a waste of money, studies conclude
By Sabriya Rice | April 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Stockpiling drugs intended to treat symptoms in patients suffering from the flu is essentially a waste of money, according to two new studies finding that the effectiveness of the antivirals is vastly overstated and the harms underplayed. The companies that make the drugs and the Centers for...
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Billions at stake in tech-driven healthcare economy, PWC survey says
By Joseph Conn | April 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Paying only lip service to consumer demands for more convenience and lower costs in healthcare will cost providers billions in lost revenue, a study by the Health Research Institute at PricewaterhouseCoopers concludes.
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N.Y. firm opens $1.6B healthcare investment fund
By Rachel Landen | April 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Deerfield Management Co., a New York investment firm, has opened a $1.6 billion private investment fund to provide financing to healthcare companies.
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