Change in reporting lab tests could improve patient safety; Bed shortage in UK hospitals;

News From Around the Web

> Hospitals can reduce inappropriate antibiotic use and improve patient safety with simple changes in how they report clinical laboratory tests to clinicians, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Study abstract

> British hospitals have fewer beds per person than almost any other Western nation, according to the Telegraph. Article

Health Payer News

> States across the country are either joining Medicaid ACO demonstration projects, in the middle of a pilot program or looking to start one, MedPage Today reported. Article

> Coverage of obesity under Medicare and other insurance plans could slow the rate of chronic diseases and reduce the long-term costs of obesity-related chronic conditions. Article

Practice Management News

> To make better use of the time docs spend handling electronic communications, consider the following tips about what not to do from Harvard Business Review. Article

And Finally… Divine wrath. Article