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Hospitals must put cost and benefits in the context

Hospitals must put cost and benefits in the context

Employers, politicians and even some policy analysts are beside themselves because they don’t know how to contain soaring health insurance premiums and the rising health care expenditures that are behind those rising premiums. In short, they’re infuriated and frustrated that physicians, hospitals and insurance companies are prospering while the rest …

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How severe is the nurse shortage?

How severe is the nurse shortage?

The hospital nursing shortage, while real, may not be as serious as many nurses, physicians and health care executives believe, according to two reports on medical errors that were published last month. Although the reports published in the Dec. 12 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and …

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