Healthcare Data Digest, September 28, 2012
September 28, 2012 Volume II Issue 39

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. Study: U.S. Chronic Pain Costs Rise To $635 Billion

  2. African Americans Less Likely to Adhere to DASH Diet for Lowering Blood Pressure

  3. Study Finds Gaps in Lifetime Earnings of Specialists and PCPs

  4. New Chart: Which Reimbursement Models Fund the Medical Home?

  5. Cancer Now Leading Cause of Death in U.S. Hispanics

  6. 43 Percent of Consumers Rarely Track Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs

  7. Meet Healthcare Case Management Manager Teresa Treiger: Helping Clients Bridge Gaps To Self-Advocacy

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