Health reform stays on Supreme Court agenda; Pressure ulcers linked to patient mortality, readmissions;

> The U.S. Supreme Court started its new session yesterday, with the Affordable Care Act still on the agenda, according to MedPage Today. The high court has given the Obama administration 30 days to weigh in on whether the Liberty University v. Geithner case should be revived. Article

> Despite surgeons selecting younger, healthier patients for total knee replacements, the population is getting sicker and suffering from more complications, according to research from New York's Hospital for Special Surgery. The researchers said rising levels of obesity may be driving up the complication rates. Announcement

> New research from UCLA's School of Nursing has found a direct link between pressure ulcers and patient mortality and increased hospitalization. The study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that seniors who developed pressure ulcers were more likely to die during their hospital stay, have longer length of stays and return to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. Statement

> Healthcare mergers and acquisitions are going international, as Christus Health explores a definitive joint venture agreement for the ownership, operation and expansion of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile, the Texas-based system announced yesterday. Announcement

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