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Hand washing takes a break

Hand washing takes a break

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A third of Medicare/Medicaid-certified long-term care providers surveyed by The Joint Commission during the first half of this year didn't meet basic hand hygiene requirements, according to recent data.

Of Purell and payment reform

Of Purell and payment reform

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I was sympathetic when the Partnership for Sustainable Health Care called for a speedier shift away from fee-for-service last week — and I also thought about Purell. Yes, that Purell.

Medicaid savings possible with WHO essential medication list, study reveals

State Medicaid programs could lower costs by consulting the World Health Organization's concept of "essential medicines" when determining which drugs to offer beneficiaries, a new study finds.

Swine flu infections, deaths surge In recent days

The world, with the United States leading the way, has seen a dramatic increase in the number of swine flu cases since Friday, the World Health Organization said Monday.