Healthcare Data Digest, August 17, 2012
August 17, 2012 Volume II Issue 33

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. Large U.S. Employers Expect to Hold Healthcare Benefit Cost Increases to 7 Percent in 2013

  2. Physicians Often Use Imprecise Data When Deciding to Prescribe Antibiotics

  3. Weekend Hospital Stays Prove More Deadly for Elderly with Head Trauma

  4. New Chart: Which Populations Participate in ACOs?

  5. Drop in Cigarette Consumption Offset by Increases in Other Forms of Smoked Tobacco

  6. Patientís Level of Health Coverage Better Predictor of Heart Attack Survival Than Race

  7. How Clinical Integration Creates Framework for Value-Based Payment Contract

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