Top 10 adverse events in 2015; Four California hospitals report high rates of C.diff;

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>The Joint Commission releases the top 10 sentinel events that occurred in 2015. Stats (.pdf)

> U.S. News & World Report announced it has withdrawn its rankings of two children's hospitals. Announcement

> Four hospitals in Orange County, California, have reported high rates of C. diff, according to an annual report from the California Department of Public Health. Report (.pdf)

Health AntiFraud News

> The CEO of a small Georgia hospital was arrested last week along with two physicians and three others who allegedly ran a long-standing prescription drug scam, according to WSB-TV. Article

> President Barack Obama's proposed fiscal year 2017 budget includes seven fraud, waste and abuse policies that would save $3.4 billion over the next decade, according to the White House. Article

And Finally... Fading star. Article