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Data for Health Administrators

April 20, 2010


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


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

0 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 […]