Digital mammo has lower recall, biopsy rates than film; Physician adenoma detection rates associated with patient risks of developing colon cancer;

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> Digital mammography is associated with lower recall and biopsy rates than film mammography, according to a study of women enrolled in the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program. The researchers calculated that the recall rate for film mammography was 3.4 percent, compared to 2.9 percent for full field digital mammography, while the biopsy rate for film mammography was 1.4 percent compared to 1.1 percent for digital. Announcement

> A patient's risk of developing colon cancer may depend on a doctor's skill at conducting colonoscopies, according to a new study. The research, published in the April issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, found an association between doctors' adenoma detection rates and their patients' risk of eventually developing colon cancer. Article

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> Hospitals erroneously bill Medicare millions of dollars a year because they incorrectly classify the patients they treat, according to a recent report issued by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of the Inspector General. Hospitals wrongly classify many patients as "new" as opposed to "returning" or "established," the OIG report said. Medicare pays clinics a higher rate when it treats patients for the first time. Article

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> Two health IT companies that performed particularly well in their initial public offerings (IPO)--IMS Health, are seeking to raise $1.4 billion and Castlight Health, valued at more than $3 billion--highlight a booming sector. But could it all burst? Article

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