ICUs prevent up to 198K infections; Did HHS solicit donations from insurers to help promote ACA?

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> Thanks to prevention efforts, up to 198,000 fewer central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) occured among patients in intensive care units since 1990, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scheduled to be published in the June issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Statement


> Ohio expands background checks for healthcare workers who provide home- and community-based services to help ensure higher-quality care, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Article

> Traumatic brain injuries are linked to increased risk for suicide among military personnel and veterans, according to new research published in JAMA PsychiatryAbstract

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> Republican lawmakers are trying to discern whether the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has asked insurers to donate money to help it promote the reform law and the health insurance exchanges, in particular. Article

> Insurers will be competing for fewer consumers when the health insurance exchanges and other provisions of the reform law are implemented, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Article

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