Healthcare Data Digest, August 12, 2011
August 12, 2011 Volume 1 Issue 32

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. Prescription Costs Barrier to Treatment for Elderly

  2. Most U.S. Hospitals Do Not Support Breastfeeding

  3. Can Consuming Too Much Sugar Increase Heart Disease Risk?

  4. New Chart: Which Providers Will Participate in ACOs?

  5. Only 42% of Customers are Satisfied with Health Insurers

  6. Spiritual Retreat Can Lower Depression

  7. 5 Steps to Reduce 30-Day Readmissions for Heart Attack, Heart Failure and Pneumonia

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Publisher: Melanie Matthews,

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