Michigan EMS company tries to cut readmissions, costs; U.S. could learn from other countries to build cheaper hospitals;

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> A Michigan EMS company will launch a pilot project that would mix paramedic services with telemedicine in order to cut down readmissions and cost of care for chronically ill patients, according to Crain's Detroit Business. Article

> The United States could learn a lesson from some developing countries in terms of building low-cost hospitals that still deliver a high level of care, Forbes reports. Article

> The NerdWallet website uses a variety of criteria to rate the most affordable hospitals by state, such as Massachusetts, according to Boston.com. Article

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> As hospitals across the country try to reduce overcrowding in emergency departments, one way to shift patients to a different but more appropriate setting is to identify and understand the types of patients who seek unnecessary emergency care. Article

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> The Leapfrog Group announced Tuesday that it will partner with Castlight Health on a consumer-friendly analysis of nationwide health performance. Last year, 1,430 hospitals participated in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, and this year will mark the group's third Hospital Safety Score. Castlight will analyze Leapfrog's survey results, including "unique data on early elective deliveries and infections," according to the announcement. Article

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