Institute of Medicine to be renamed National Academy of Medicine; New study shows decrease in number of cesareans performed in Canadian hospitals;

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> A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows a small but significant reduction in the rate of cesarean deliveries in Quebec hospitals after they used interventions such as audits of indications for cesarean delivery, feedback from health professionals and implementation of best practices. Study abstract

> The Institute of Medicine announced it will change its name to the National Academy of Medicine, effective July 1, 2015. Statement

> Hundreds of registered nurses are set to walk off their jobs at five Northern California Sutter Health hospitals because of disagreements in contract talks over health benefits and accusations of inadequate staffing levels, according to SFGate. Article

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> A relatively new practice in the pharmaceutical sector--buying rights to older drugs and dramatically increasing their prices--puts financial pressure on hospitals and other providers. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a new proposed payment hike of 1.7 percent for inpatient rehabilitation facilities for the 2016 fiscal year. The increase would represent additional revenues of about $130 million. Article

And Finally… Won't take this lion down. Article

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