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> A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that patients are often released from the hospital before all of their test results are back. Story

> Another study by University of Michigan researchers finds not charging diabetics for medicines will save lives and ultimately money for the government. Story

> Some analysts think weak patient volume and an increase in uninsured admissions reported by some chains in the second quarter are a sign of bad things on the horizon for hospitals. Story

> Fibertech Networks notes that it has signed five major healthcare contracts this year. Release

> Potential Indian healthcare outsourcing giant Apollo hospitals signed an agreement with Johns Hopkins to collaborate in a number of key areas, including nurse education, telemedicine and second-opinion services. Story

> HCA says it has agreed to acquire six diagnostic imaging centers in Tampa. Release

> A4 Health Systems has sold its patient care workflow software to four hospitals. Release

> Healthcare quality guru Don Berwick gets a Knighthood from the UK. Release (pdf)

And Finally... A doctor writing in The Wall Street Journal thinks that for his patients a little learning is a dangerous thing. Story (sub. req.)