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March 27

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

March 26

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

March 25

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

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