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The Week in Numbers, Delayed Holiday Edition by charlottegee
December 1, 2008, 3:52 pm
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Installment #5:

Five ways new technology can make a physician’s life more satisfying

Debunking Five Myths About U.S. Healthcare

Hospitals are showing a negative profit margin of 1.6 percent; last year’s result was a positive margin of 6.1 percent

Not getting what we pay for: U.S. 29th in infant mortality, 48th in life expectancy and 19th out of 19 industrialized nations in preventable deaths

Newcomers, including start-ups looking for an early jump into a hot area, are eager for a slice of an overall healthcare information technology market worth an estimated $50 billion or more

73% of Americans would prefer to die at home, but up to 50% die in hospital

In 2007, the Dole-Shalala Commission said there were 3,000 service members so severely injured that they required full-time clinical- and care-management services

About one in 10 physicians who provide vaccinations for privately insured children are considering dropping the services because reimbursements are too low

Obama’s Health Policy Options: 3 Scenarios

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