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  THIS JUST IN February 23, 2011  

What's the most accurate predictor of healthcare costs?

A new study by the Center for Studying Health System Change identifies factors associated with the cost of treating high-cost Medicare beneficiaries.

How to reduce inappropriate variation in healthcare use

The American Hospital Association offers the guide “Health Care Leader Action Guide: Understanding and Managing Variation” to provide hospitals with a resource to help reduce inappropriate variation within their own organizations and in conjunction with care partners.

Updated heart disease prevention guidelines for women

The American Heart Association has updated its heart disease prevention guidelines for women. “Effectiveness-Based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women—2011 Update” focuses on understanding risks, applying measures likely to work in the "real world.”

AHRQ: More than 3 million ED visits for back problems in 2008

Roughly 3.4 million ED visits—an average of 9,400 a day—were specifically for back problems at U.S. hospitals in 2008, according to a new Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report.


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Too fast, too slow, too ugly: Dangerous dysrhythmias
AnneMarie Palatnik, MSN, RN, APN-BC

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Utilizing decision acceleration for Magnet® gap analysis
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Nurse managers as knowledge workers
Sharyn Conrad, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, and Dennis Sherrod, EdD, RN

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