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The Week in Numbers by charlottegee
April 10, 2009, 7:48 am
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Installment #14:

Venture capitalists’ confidence in the U.S. economy rose in the first quarter from a five-year low … to an average of 3.03, on a scale of 1 to 5, from 2.77 in the fourth quarter.

She used an ID purchased on the black market to get roughly $530,000 worth of hospital care, some of which was paid for by Medicaid.

A Three-Way Fix For Health Reform That Saves Money … From Tom Cigarran, Healthways

The AMA said  that it’s laying off 100 people as part of budget cuts to offset falling revenue.

President Obama announced plans on Thursday to computerize the medical records of veterans into a unified system … The Veterans Affairs system has a backlog of 800,000 disability claims, which means that veterans typically wait six months for decisions on their cases.

China is pumping in 850 billion yuan ($124 billion) to reform the ailing [public health care] system in the next three years as part of an ambitious — and still only hazily outlined — plan to provide basic medical coverage and insurance to all of China’s 1.3 billion people.

(How many health care companies made it on Business Week’s list of the 50 Most Innovative Companies?)

Posted by CharlotteGee

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