Healthcare Data Digest, August 31, 2012
August 31, 2012 Volume II Issue 35

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. Antibiotic Use in Infants Associated with Obesity in Childhood

  2. 13 Percent of Hospitals Will Participate in ACOs in Next 12 Months

  3. Declining Rates of U.S. Circumcision Could Add Billions to Healthcare Costs

  4. New Chart: Which 5 Changes Can Improve Patient Satisfaction?

  5. Employees with Unhealthy Diets Two-Thirds More Likely to Report Productivity Loss

  6. Prostate Cancer Survival Rates Improved Since PSA Testing Introduction

  7. 8 Successes Achieved by Diabetes Management Programs

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