Questions linger on La. hospital deals; High-risk patients need team-based approach to surgery decisions;

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> Questions remain about Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's (R) deals to turn over operations of Louisiana State University's hospital system to outside organizations, according to the Tampa Tribune. Article

> Decisions on surgery for high-risk, elderly patients would benefit from a patient-centered, team-based approach, argues an opinion piece in the New England Journal of Medicine. Opinion piece

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> A New Hampshire judge ruled the state hospital tax, which raises matching federal funds for the state's Medicaid program, is unconstitutional, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported. Article

> Rural hospitals are struggling across the United States, but when they close, it deprives their communities of both jobs and ongoing business development, Marketplace Radio reported. Article

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