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USC Completes Purchase of Hospitals

http://is.gd/j8h0

Added by Greg on February 11, 2009 at 12:56am — No Comments

Natural orifice surgery--kidney removed through vagina

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7867837.stm

Added by Greg on February 4, 2009 at 11:33am — No Comments

A long but thoughtful essay on 'fixing' the ship, or rather flotilla, of US Healthcare

Atul Gawande writes in the New Yorker:



American health care is an appallingly patched-together ship, with rotting timbers, water leaking in, mercenaries on board, and fifteen per cent of the passengers thrown over the rails just to keep it afloat. But hundreds of millions of people depend on it. The system provides more than thirty-five million hospital stays a year, sixty-four million surgical procedures, nine hundred million office visits, three and a half billion prescriptions. It… Continue

Added by Greg on February 2, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

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