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THIS JUST IN January 2012  

Are hospital incident reporting systems flawed?

According to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General, hospital incident reporting systems captured only an estimated 14% of the patient harm events experienced by Medicare beneficiaries. Because hospitals rely on incident reporting systems to track and analyze events, improving the usefulness of these systems is critical to efforts to improve patient safety.

U.S. heart attack patients more likely to be readmitted

People who have heart attacks in the United States are far more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days than people in 16 other countries, a new study indicates.

CDC: U.S. obesity prevalence unchanged

According to a recent CDC report, more than one-third of adults and almost 17% of youth were obese in 2009 to 2010. There was no change in the prevalence of obesity among adults or children from 2007 to 2008 to 2009 to 2010.

1% of Americans responsible for 20% of healthcare expenses

In 2008, 1% of the U.S. population accounted for 20.2% of total healthcare expenditures and 20% of the population in the top 1% retained this ranking in 2009, according to a new study from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.


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