Number of adverse events in Connecticut hospitals still high; Sherwin-Williams unveils paint that kills bacteria;

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> Connecticut hospitals reported that fewer patients were killed or seriously injured by perforations during surgery or falls in 2014 than in 2013, but the incidence of such adverse events still remains higher than in 2012, state officials noted, according to the Hartford Courant. Article

> The Michigan appeals court has determined that the state's hospitals don't have a legal duty to assist patients with transportation when they're discharged, the Associated Press reports. Article

> Sherwin-Williams has announced that it's joining the fight against hospital-related infections with a paint that kills certain harmful bacteria, according to the company. Healthcare experts, however, say they want to see proof in the field, ABC News reports. Article

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> A rare bipartisan budget agreement reached in Congress makes it likely that there will be no government shutdown over spending issues. But hospitals say they are shut out. Article

> While most hospitals have clear charity care policies in place, many fail to thoroughly follow through on them, according to researchers at the University of Michigan's Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. Article

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