Most New York nurses leave American Nurses Association; Hospitals share lessons from hep C outbreak;

> About 91 percent of the New York State Nurses Association is leaving the American Nurses Association after the ANA claimed the leadership of rival union, National Nurses United, jeopardized the integrity of the NYSNA and its records. Decision (.pdf)

> Four health systems in Missouri formed the joint BJC Collaborative, HealthLeaders Media reported. The systems will remain independent under the collaborative and have combined annual revenues of about $7 billion. Article

> Patients at an NHS hospital will receive fake bills to see what they would have paid if their treatment had been private, the Daily Mail reported. The U.K. initiative is intended to inform patients about how much various tests, procedures and visits cost. Article

> The New Hampshire Hospital Association met with the Mayo Clinic and other out-of-state hospitals to discuss "smart" drug diverters and lessons from the hepatitis C outbreak, the Associated Press reported. Article

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