Forensic nurses honored for work; Primary care shortage less of an impact for insured patients;

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> Christiana Care Health System's Forensic Nurse Examiners team, which works with the Delaware police to collect criminal evidence, will receive a national award for its work, WDEL reports. Article

> The primary care shortage is far less severe among insured patients, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Study abstract

> In the decade following the Sept. 11 attacks, North Carolina's four Veterans Affairs Medical Centers settled 29 wrongful-death cases totaling $4.75 million, according to an newsobserver.com analysis of the report from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Article

Practice Management News

> Even if your medical office employs a manager or administrator, physicians play a strong role in the non-clinical side of the practice--and thinking otherwise is a big mistake, Judy Capko, consultant and founder of Capko & Morgan, a practice-management consulting firm in San Francisco, recently told Physicians Practice. Article

> The increased number of insured patients under the Affordable Care Act could result in an accompanying 5 percent rise in malpractice claims, according to a new RAND Corporation study. In turn, physicians could see their liability premiums go up as well. Article

And Finally… Law & Order: IT. Article

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