Malpractice claims help doctors avoid mistakes; Nurses take temporary pay cut for safer staffing;

> Examining malpractice claims can help physicians and hospitals avoid mistakes that led to the error in the first place. However, critics have voiced concern that analyzing malpractice data may increase the use of defensive medicine, driving up costs further. Article

> The Integrated Healthcare Association, a California-based group that encourages physician pay-for-performance initiatives, reported that 45 of 219 medical groups it surveyed statewide in 2009 received the highest marks in clinical quality, patient experience, levels of information technology deployed and coordination of diabetes care. Article

> Nurses at Quincy Medical Center in Massachusetts have agreed to a 3 percent reduction in wages in exchange for changes on the hospital floor they say will lead to safer staffing levels. Article

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