Court says U of C healthcare workers can strike; NJ hospitals added over $20B to state economy;

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> A state court in Sacramento, Calif. ruled in favor of 22,000 unionized University of California healthcare workers' right to strike after university administrators attempted to block the strike, citing safety concerns, Capital Public Radio reports. Article

> New Jersey hospitals added $20.4 billion to the state's economy in 2012, according to a report from the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), the highest amount in the report's six-year history, according to a statement released by the NJHA. Announcement

> Some say the practice of advertising emergency department wait times on billboards contrasts with the federal goal of expanding healthcare access to reduce ER use, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Article

Practice Management News

> When patients do things that bring harm onto themselves, is it okay for doctors to use cost, evidence-based care or some other objective criterion as an excuse to act on a bias that patients don't deserve the intervention for which they're asking? A Washington Post article examines these ethical concerns. Article

> Although diagnostic errors reign as the most common, costly and deadly source of malpractice claims in the United States, they're also often the most preventable. As a result, various industry movements are underway to help improve physicians' diagnostic accuracy and catch mistakes before people are harmed, according to an article from the Wall Street Journal. Article

And Finally… Laying golden eggs. Article

 

 

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