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The Business of Health Care Depends on Exploiting Doctors and Nurses
The New York Times: One resource seems infinite and free: the professionalism of caregivers.

Additional news media reports on MLH physicians and the health care industry, excerpted from MLH’s daily Morning News Report:

Regional Health News…
How Penn Medicine is tackling sepsis readmissions
Becker’s Hospital Review: Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine is working to reduce sepsis readmissions and improve life after sepsis for survivors with a new post-discharge care pathway.


Healthcare Business News…

Study pours cold water on idea that teaching hospitals are more costly for Medicare patients
Fierce Healthcare: Overall costs of care were similar or lower at teaching hospitals versus non-teaching hospitals for Medicare beneficiaries receiving common medical and surgical procedures, according to a new study funded by the Association of American Medical Colleges and published in JAMA Network Open.

Quality and Safety News…


Patients give more ‘5-star’ ratings to hospitals with fewer services
Reuters: Compared to smaller facilities, hospitals that provide complex care for critical illness or serious injury may find it harder to make patients happy, a U.S. study suggests.

Patient Care News…
Healthcare financial burden heavier for women, analysis finds
Becker’s Hospital Review: U.S. women face barriers to healthcare that men don’t, including higher costs, according to a new infographic released June 11.


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