LA legislators move ahead with Jindal's privatization plans; Dangers of hospital wastewater;

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> An education tool improved physician-family member communication in intensive care units, MedPageToday reports. Article

> Hospital wastewater is rife with antibiotic-resistant organisms, according to a study in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Study

> Louisiana lawmakers will proceed with Gov. Bobby Jindal's (R) plan to privatize another state hospital despite the federal government's rejection of deals on six facilities last week, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Article

Practice Management News

> Despite the pressure of rising overhead expenses and administrative burdens, one of the largest independent practices in Pittsburgh intends to hold off from selling its practice to a local hospital--at least for now. Article

> Physician on-call pay, while increasingly common, isn't a guarantee, according to the Medical Group Management Association's latest compensation survey. Article

And Finally… Breaking grad. Article