General Electric will put a 20% stake of the health care unity into a new publicly traded company and then divest the remainder of its holding to shareholders, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.
Researchers have identified 12 factors that explain more than 90% of the variation in community well-being in the United States, according to a study published Wednesday in PLOS ONE, NPR's "Shots" reports.
To stem rising state employee health care costs, Montana officials adopted a reference pricing model that they say saved the state $15.6 million in just one year, Julie Appleby reports for Kaiser Health News.
Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia cut its 30-day readmission rate by more than 50% among traditional Medicare patients by leveraging a 3-person team of pharmacists—a result that shows that pharmacists "are uniquely positioned to provide patient education and resolve potential medication adherence barriers," writes Advisory Board's Rebecca Tyrrell.
One of psychology's most famous studies was little more than an "academic reality show," according to previously unpublished documents and recordings—and it's not the only foundational psychology study being called into question, Brian Resnick writes for Vox.
Writing for the New York Times' "The Upshot," health economist Austin Frakt shares what he learned when he was diagnosed with sleep apnea—including the condition's "downright deadly" risks, the increasingly effective and straightforward treatment options, and even some unusual clinical terms (such as "heroic snoring") that he picked up along the way.
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