Healthcare Data Digest, November 1, 2013
November 1, 2013 Volume III Issue 44

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. Common Courtesy Lacking Among Doctors-in-Training

  2. More Than 40 Percent of Middle and High Schoolers Who Smoke Use Flavored Cigarettes or Little Cigars

  3. Infographic: Patients Want Access to Their Electronic Medical Records

  4. Families Could Save Nearly $11,000 Annually if Long-Term Care Plans Were Made Earlier

  5. New Chart: Top 5 Challenges of Home Visits

  6. Mailing Educational Material, Testing Kit to Patients More Than Tripled Colon Cancer Screening Rates

  7. Use of Both Effective and Risky Drug Therapies by Medicare Patients Varies Widely Across U.S. Regions

  8. New Market Data: Physicians Ahead in Dual Eligibles Care Management

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