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Data for Health Administrators

April 20, 2010

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A distant hope for long-term returns or vague calculations …don’t seem to carry the day in hospitals and clinics facing large and immediate financial losses.-Don Berwick (IHI, CMS) What’s measured improves. -Peter Drucker So much of health adminstration is a struggle to understand what is happening internal and external to the organization, without ever having […]

via LiveScience: “U.S. Life Expectancy May Have Peaked”

May 5, 2009

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By Christopher Wanjek, LiveScience’s Bad Medicine Columnist posted: 22 April 2008 09:31 am ET Life expectancy rates rose for most of Americans over the last four decades by about six years, from an average of about age 71 to age 77. Yet a sizeable portion of the population, mostly in rural regions, saw those modest […]

H1N1 Swine Flu Map and Resources via the University of Iowa

April 28, 2009

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http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/swineflu H1N1 is not transmitted by consuming pork products. There is of yet NO evidence that any pigs have contracted or are ill from this outbreak of H1N1. “Swine flu” is a disease of pigs, practically speaking in this case, in name only: There’s been no evidence yet of pigs getting sick, in either Mexico […]