Healthcare Data Digest, October 21, 2011
October 21, 2011 Volume 1 Issue 42

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 Reports Predictors of Poor Hand Hygiene in EDs

  2. New Doctors in Training Receive 50 or More Job Solicitations

  3. Chronic Dialysis for Kidney Disease Starting Earlier

  4. New Chart: Who's Responsible for Reducing Readmissions?

  5. 18 Percent of Medicare Patients Familiar With Medicare Ratings

  6. Are Vitamin E Supplements Increasing Prostate Cancer Risk?

  7. Caring Communication Can Boost Patient Satisfaction Quotient

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