Healthcare Data Digest, October 11, 2013
October 11, 2013 Volume III Issue 41

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. Will the Affordable Care Act Reduce Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending for Consumers?

  2. Chronic Use of Prescription Painkillers Continues Following Bariatric Surgery

  3. Infographic: The State of Patient Experience in American Hospitals

  4. Medicare Spending on Prostate Cancer for Older Men Yields Little Benefit

  5. New Chart: Top 5 Health Targets of Telehealth

  6. Self-Referral Spurs Unnecessary MRI Exams for Patients

  7. Study Finds Cognitive Deficits Common in ICU Patients After Critical Illness

  8. Meet Geriatric Care Manager Jullie Gray: “We Need More People That Specialize in Aging”

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