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Subject: Hospitals in SD, Ky. to lose Medicare contracts | Joint Commission releases 2017 quality, safety report: 3 takeaways | Major fault line drives 93-year-old Calif. hospital to close | Does recurrent C diff change patient behaviors?
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November 9, 2017
1. 93-year-old California hospital to close over inability to meet new seismic standards

2. South Dakota hospital to lose Medicare contract: 4 things to know 

3. Joint Commission releases 2017 quality, safety report: 3 takeaways Full story
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6. Kentucky hospital at risk of losing Medicare funding Full story

7. Study: OTC painkillers as effective as opioids in the ED      Full story  

8. Clinical communication deconstructed: Seven elements of effective clinical communication Learn more

9. Does recurrent C diff change patient behaviors? Full story

10. VA launches command center to track wait times, avoidable complications Full story

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