Hospital medical errors drop in Indiana; Insurance linked to better survival rates after brain surgery;

> Thanks in part to a "report, learn and fix" manta, the number of critical medical errors at Indiana hospitals and surgery centers dropped from 107 errors in 2010 to 100 last year, The Journal Gazette reported. Article

> Reinforcing calls for price transparency, a U.K. study found some hospitals pay twice as much for essential medical supplies as others, the Telegraph reported. Article

> Death rates for Medicaid patients who received brain surgery were slightly higher than for the uninsured, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University researchers--a statistically significant difference of 2.6 percent and 1.3 percent. Study abstract

> Health policy experts warn that federal health programs could suffer from policies to avert the fiscal cliff, according to MedPage Today. Article

And Finally… High blood pressure? Blame your little brother. Article