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March 27

Public–private collaboration will help Medicare shift to alternative payment models by 2018
Infections cited as primary surgical complications
Blood pressure mortality goes up as deaths from other causes drop

March 26

Treatment now approved for retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema
Enterobacteria share carbapenem resistance genes
Authors present ‘troubling finding’ at orthopedic meeting
Study finds few health care benefits

March 25

Proposal transitions Medicare to value-based payment scheme
Study finds nearly $3,900-per-year difference in hospital settings
Findings emphasize need to reduce unnecessary prescriptions

March 24

Finding throws cold water on amyloid-targeting drugs
Device intended for certain patients undergoing surgery for severe CAD
Pathologists agree with expert panel only 75% of the time