Low-volume pediatric burn centers have lower mortality; Civilian docs ill-equipped for vets;

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> Mortality rates are lower at pediatric burn centers with higher patient volume, according to a study published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Study abstract

> Civilian doctors lack training in health issues relating to military service, according to a survey of doctors who often treat veterans published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Study

> The Connecticut Senate has approved a bill that regulates large hospital networks' growth and billing practices, according to the Hartford Courant. Article

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> The annual gathering of the American Society of Clinical Oncology is usually a showcase of the latest cancer treatment therapies and breakthroughs, but this year's conference in Chicago featured something new: A highly visible gripe session about the cost of drugs used to treat patients. Article

> In a strongly worded letter, hospital leaders asked members of the House Ways and Means Committee to shoot down pending legislation that would loosen restrictions on physician-owned facilities. Article

And Finally… Land of Engagement. Article


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