Privately insured cancer patients may get better care; UC Health fires employee over Facebook post;

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> Patients get the specific end-of-life care they want if they use a special form to document their end-of-life wishes, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Study abstract

> New research suggests privately insured patients may receive better cancer care than Medicaid enrollees, according to the American Journal of Managed Care. Article

> A UC Health employee was fired amid allegations she accessed records of a patient's medical condition, which were then posted to Facebook, according to an announcement from UC Health. Announcement

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> Hospitals added nearly 7,000 to the payrolls during the month of May after a period of stagnation, while overall employment increased by the low five figures over the past year. Article

> It's a well-known fact that healthcare spending by region can vary wildly, but a new study in Health Affairs tries to quantify the exact reasons for the variations. Article

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