Dietary supplements put 23K in ER; What hospital leaders should know before entering charity partnerships;

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> Dietary supplements send at least 23,000 people to the emergency room per year, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Study abstract

> Peterborough, New Hampshire's Monadnock Community Hospital announced layoffs and cuts this week, according to the Keene Sentinel. Article

> Healthcare leaders considering partnerships with charitable organizations should heed these three pieces of advice, according to Becker's Hospital Review. Article

Health Payer News

> When news broke that Kentucky Health Cooperative will stop selling policies at the end of the year, it was yet another sign that the prognosis for consumer-operated and -oriented health plans isn't encouraging. Article

> When a large, self-insured U.S. firm forced its employees to switch from an insurance plan that provided them with free healthcare to a high-deductible plan, the result was that the employees cut back on healthcare services, including potentially valuable care, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Article

And Finally… On second thought, not the brightest idea. Article