"Weekend effect" present in children's surgeries; Mass. state board challenges Partners acquisition;

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> Complications and deaths from emergency surgeries among children are more likely on the weekend than during the week, according to a Johns Hopkins Children's Center study. Announcement

> The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission has challenged Partners HealthCare's planned takeover of Hallmark Health System, which runs two Bay State community hospitals, the Boston Globe reports. Article

> To address and prevent chronic disease, healthcare providers must deploy integrated approaches that address specific population health needs and form public-private partnerships, according to an article in The Lancet. Article

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> Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston will undertake an unusual new process in order to save money: screening all patients for potential drug abuse. Article

> Despite fears that healthcare inflation may be on the rise, new economic data suggests just the opposite. Article

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