Healthcare Data Digest, November 4, 2011
November 4, 2011 Volume 1 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. International Survey Highlights Clinician's Awareness of Patient Expectations

  2. Care for Mentally Ill Veterans Costly, But Better Quality

  3. 24 Percent of New Prescriptions Are Never Filled

  4. New Chart: Who's Responsible for Improving Patient Satisfaction?

  5. Tight Glycemic Control Linked to Low Retinopathy Prevalence in Diabetic Adolescents

  6. Do Consumers Pay Attention to Nutrition Fact Labels?

  7. CMS Launches Innovation Advisors Initiative

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