Healthcare Data Digest, January 4, 2013
January 4, 2013 Volume III Issue 1

Welcome to this week's Healthcare Data Digest. In case you missed any of this week's headlines in our Twitter news feed, you can view them now:

  1. Employees' Share of Health Insurance Costs Has Increased 74 Percent, Deductibles More Than Doubled

  2. Why Are Kids in Asthma Hotspots More Likely to Visit the ER?

  3. Study Examines Overuse of Ambulatory Healthcare Services in United States

  4. New Table: 4 Domains of Process Improvement for Reducing Hospital Readmissions

  5. Physicians Admit Feeling Under Qualified, Lacking Necessary Education to Treat Obesity

  6. Survey Shows U.S. Youth Smoking Rates Fell to Record Lows in 2012

  7. Infographic: Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age

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