Patients with limited English likely to return to ER; Gallup poll: 15% of Americans say healthcare a top financial concern;

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> A study analyzing data from the Mount Sinai emergency department in New York found that patients with limited English are likely to make a return visit to the ER within 72 hours, according to a study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Study abstract

> A blog post, penned by Daniela J. Lamas, M.D., a pulmonary and critical care fellow at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, published in The New York Times discusses the right course for dealing with the families of chronically critically ill patients. Article

> A Gallup poll has found that 15 percent of Americans report healthcare costs are their families' top financial concern. Poll results

Health IT News

> Many physicians and chief medical officers are diving into the world of health IT startups--not for prestige or money, but for fun and to have a hand in fixing problems in the industry. Article

> While the Department of Veterans Affairs has made progress in implementing its electronic benefits management system, it failed to integrate audit logs into the project, making it impossible to detect and respond to security violations, according to a report from the VA Office of Inspector General. Article

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