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Extendicare REIT Announces 2011 Fourth Quarter and Year-end Results
Daily Commercial NewsMarch 1, 2012

... a bill was passed that will reduce the amount of reimbursable bad debt for dually eligible residents from 100% to 65% over a three-year period commencing in 2013. The estimated impact of this change for Extendicare REIT is US$2.5 million in 2013, ...more »

Can a court force jurors to turn over Facebook posts about a trial?
Thomson Reuters News & InsightMarch 1, 2012

Now, thanks to a case in California state appellate court, we're going to get some guidance on how far a court can go to discover just what a juror is telling his "friends" and "followers." Next month, the Third Appellate District of the California ...more »

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Cutting costs, improving health care starts with learning from errors and ...
HeraldNetMarch 2, 2012

One of those characteristics is the development of a culture that has elements of "us vs. them" mixed in with professional and organizational pride. The cultural similarities have been clearly visible in the area of mistakes. Both law enforcement and ...more »

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Actor Woods supports medical apology bill in RI
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 1, 2012

The bill makes doctors' apologies inadmissible in a malpractice suit. "Sometimes you have to put a face on an issue, on a bill," he said. Studies show medical malpractice claims decrease when doctors apologize for mistakes and other negative outcomes.more »

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Advocates: Women's Needs Not Addressed in Prison Realignment Plan
California HealthlineMarch 2, 2012

... care system after determining that an average of one inmate per week died as a result of malpractice or neglect. Last spring, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a law (AB 109) that shifts low-level offenders to county jails to address prison overcrowding.more »

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Book Excerpt: A Saga Of 'Fishy' Surgery For Chronic Sinus Trouble
WBURMarch 2, 2012

The current malpractice system, which scares doctors, continues to fail as a quality controller in health care. The saga of chronic sinusitis and FES began during the last three decades of the twentieth century. In the 1970s, Dr. Messerklinger, ...more »


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