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Nearly 12% of Women Report Consuming Alcohol During Pregnancy

While different countries may have different attitudes toward the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has taken a firm stand against the use of alcohol during pregnancy. In the report entitled “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders,” the AAP identified prenatal exposure to alcohol as the leading preventable cause of birth defects… Read More »

Annual Change Healthcare report assesses state of healthcare

Change Healthcare has released its ninth annual Industry Pulse Survey assessing the state of the industry. Research for the report came from 185 healthcare leaders at high levels in their organizations, including providers, insurers, vendors and Change Healthcare customers, all of whom collaborate via the HealthCare Executive Group. The report is important, says Ferris Taylor,… Read More »

Hospital-acquired sepsis cases drop, but treatment costs rise, report finds

Dive Brief: Healthcare consulting company Premier reported a 15% drop in hospital-associated sepsis cases among member hospitals over the past three years. But the news is not all good. Patients who develop sepsis in the hospital are 10% more likely to experience the worst kind, septic shock, raising the average per-case cost of treating the… Read More »