Fragile patients at greater risk of death within the first year of elective surgery; Flu concerns lead to a ban on certain visitors at two Detroit hospitals;

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> Fragility may lead to a much greater risk of fatality in the first year after elective surgery, according to a new study published in JAMA Surgery. Study abstract

> The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is hoping its first ever "lobby day" at the legislature will lead to approval of hospital-friendly legislation, WSLS-10 reports. Article

> Flu concerns have led two Detroit hospitals to change their visitation policies, only allowing adults or the patient's parent or guardian to visit, according to CBS Detroit. Article

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>The hospital electronic health record market is "mature," but there's still potential growth for the U.S. ambulatory EHR market, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. Article

> More Americans are in favor of online access to their medical records, so long as they believed that the site was secure, according to a new study by Pew Research Center. Article

And Finally... A stern Lecter-ing. Article