Drug shortages in Boston ERs on the rise; Employees rack up significant overtime at Kansas state mental hospital;

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> A new survey shows that Washington state's healthcare leaders are less optimistic about the future of the healthcare industry than they were last year, the Puget Sound Business Journal reports. Article

> Drug shortages in emergency rooms are on the rise, according to The Boston Globe. Article

> An internal report reveals that employees at one of Kansas' state mental hospitals are racking up significant overtime hours, The Washington Times reports. Article

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> A new study by researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has concluded that the prospective payment model encourages many hospitals to discharge patients to skilled nursing or other facilities too early, according to a study announcement. Article

> Providers continue to consolidate in one of the priciest parts of California to deliver healthcare, raising concerns that costs could continue to move upward in rapid fashion. Article

And Finally... Ch-ch-changes. Article