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December 3, 2018

Weekly review: The 10 jobs with the biggest gender pay gaps. (Hint: 3 are in health care)

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    What urgent care centers do better than EDs (and how hospitals can improve), according to 100,000 Yelp reviews (Monday, Nov. 26)
    As urgent care centers become a popular alternative to the ED, Yelp reviews can offer insight into what EDs lack in comparison—and where they have a leg up, according to a new study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

    These 6 types of devices were the biggest source of injury reports over the last decade (Tuesday, Nov. 27)
    A journalistic investigation by major news outlets revealed medical devices have been tied to roughly 83,000 deaths and more than 1.7 million injuries over the past decade—and now FDA says it will overhaul its system for approving most medical devices.

    The 10 jobs with the biggest gender pay gaps. (Hint: 3 are in health care.) (Wednesday, Nov. 28)
    RN and physicians/surgeons are among the 10 occupations with the largest pay gaps between men and women, according to a new report from the American Association of University Women, who offer three ways employers can address this issue.

    Alcohol deaths are up 35%—and 67% among women. What's happening? (Thursday, Nov. 29)
    More people die each year from alcohol than opioids, and the number of alcohol-related deaths in the United States is rising—especially among women, Jayne O'Donnell writes for USA Today.

    The 10 signs of 'BS' in health care, according to Wharton economists (Friday, Nov. 30)
    A special report by University of Pennsylvania health care economists suggests the health care industry suffers from an "acute" problem with "deceptive, misleading, unsubstantiated, and foolish statements"—otherwise known as health care "BS."

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