Quarter of ICU patients develop PTSD; Bill would broaden VA secretary's firing authority;

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> Nearly 25 percent of intensive care unit survivors experience post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a study from Johns Hopkins University to be published next month in Critical Care Medicine. Announcement

> Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) plans to introduce a bill that would give Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald broad authority to dismiss employees for incompetence or misconduct, according to the Washington Post. Article

> Two out of three U.S. doctors age 40 or younger expect a fully connected healthcare environment within the next five years, but those older than 40 are considerably more skeptical, according to a new study by MedDataGroup. Survey results

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> ​Hospital chief financial officers must focus on labor cost--both from staff and executives--and ask relevant questions in order to keep costs under control, according to an opinion piece in Healthcare Finance News. Article

> The federal government pays providers in Puerto Rico a fraction of what their counterparts in the United States receive--about 70 percent lower for Medicaid providers, creating a fiscal crisis. Article

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