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The Week in Numbers by charlottegee
April 3, 2009, 7:52 am
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Installment #13:

Kaiser Permanente opened a state-of-the-art, $600-million hospital in Hollywood on Tuesday, a feat that illustrates the vitality of the healthcare sector and of Kaiser itself

Nine patients account for nearly 2,700 Texas ER visits

Some 20% of Medicare patients discharged from the hospital are readmitted within a month, and 34% return within three months

GE and Intel Invest $250 million in New Market Opportunity; Companies to Market and Develop Innovative Technologies for Independent Living and Chronic Disease Management

Put away $240K for health care in retirement, Fidelity says

Bill for MA’s subsidized employee health coverage $794M in 2008

Google reportedly plans to invest up to $100 million over the next year with a focus on consumer Internet, software, clean-tech, bio-tech and health care start-ups

Just 68 venture-backed companies were involved in an M&A event in the first quarter, generating $3.2 billion. That’s down 65% from $9.1 billion produced a year earlier and is the lowest quarterly total since 2003. …no venture-backed company has gone public in the last eight months as the market has see-sawed.

Posted by CharlotteGee

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