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Subject: Medical error reports up, investigations down at VA hospitals | 5 layoffs | Ambulance diversions mean higher death risk for heart attack patients | Does sleep affect surgeon performance?
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Sept. 2, 2015
1. VA hospitals performed fewer root cause analyses while number of medical error reports increased Full story

2. Heart attack patients more likely to die when hospitals are on ambulance diversion Full story

3. Study: Sleep deprivation does not affect surgeon performance Full story

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5. Want to avoid a cold? Get more sleep, study says Full story

6. 5 healthcare layoffs in August Full story

7. Who's Raising Your Patients' Expectations? (It's not who you think.) Find out the answer in a webinar Sept. 22 Register here

8. Physicians avoid religious conversations in the ICU Full story

9. Premier, Inc. hospitals form collaborative to fight antibiotic resistance Full story

10. Florida hospital hits Health First with antitrust lawsuit for trying to monopolize cancer care market Full story

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12. ICU probiotic has no impact on gastrointestinal colonization, study finds Full Story

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