Cleveland powerhouses team up for data sharing program; ACA creates division in Rep. party;

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> Two different studies published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology on the use of antibiotics in children showed that resistance patterns have held steady over a seven-year period and that surgical patients in U.S. children's hospitals account for 43 percent of antibiotic use in such hospitals. Studies

> Case Western Reserve University is teaming up with the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals to launch a shared clinical data program aimed at improving patient care, according to Crain's Cleveland Business. Article

> The Affordable Care Act isn't just turning Republicans against Democrats for next year's midterm elections, it's dividing the Republican party itself, the New York Times reports. Article

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> Three rural hospitals have closed in Georgia this year due to ongoing financial woes, and more than a dozen others may shut their doors soon, Georgia Public Broadcasting reported. Article

> The Office of the Inspector General has recommended that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develop a measure to determine the rate nursing home residents are being admitted to hospitals due to a deterioration of their medical condition. Article

And finally... This should work out well. Article