Finance Committee OKs Mathews Burwell; Study cautions against medical information on Wikipedia;

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> It costs almost twice as much to treat Veterans Affairs hospital patients with surgical site infections compared to patients who don't develop this complication, with the greatest costs among patients who underwent neurosurgery, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery. Study

> The Senate Finance Committee overwhelmingly approved Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Obama administration's nominee for Health and Human Services secretary, by a 21-3 vote this week, leaving only a full Senate vote between her and the position, The Hill reported. Article

> Wikipedia medical posts often contain errors and misinformation, a recent study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found. Study

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> The Affordable Care Act created incentives to promote wellness programs for a healthier workforce and lower healthcare spending. As more employers partner with insurers in wellness initiatives, it's important to keep in mind three factors about wellness plans, according to BenefitsPro. Article

> The patient-centered medical home model in Arkansas, which has more than 600 participating providers, helps the state's Medicaid program provides incentives for quality care instead of paying for volume of services. Article

 And finally…To catch a thief. Article

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