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National Health Expenditure Data 2013

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Reports that U.S. health care spending grew at a slow rate (3.6%) last year and total national health expenditures reached $2.9 trillion.  The highlights document shows health spending by type of service or product and by source of funds.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


Interim Update on 2013 Annual Hospital-Acquired Condition Rate and Estimates of Cost Savings and Deaths Averted from 2010 to 2013

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Reports that 50,000 fewer patients died in hospitals and $12 billion in health care costs were saved  in 2010-2013 by avoiding adverse drug events, pressure ulcers, and surgical site infections as hospitals concentrated on patient safety.  .  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality