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For-Profit Status and Clinical and Economic Outcomes

     This cohort study reports that hospital conversion to for-profit status was associated with improved financial margins but not with differences in quality or other measures.

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     This cross-sectional study reports that private preferred provider organizations pay higher prices for office visits in regions where there is less competition among US physician practices.

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Patient Expenditures in Hospital-Owned vs Physician-Owned Medical Groups

     This cross-sectional study reports that total expenditures per patient were higher in medical groups owned by local hospitals or multihospital systems vs groups owned by participating physicians in California.

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Urinary Tract Infections in the Outpatient Setting

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During his 20 terms in Congress, Rep Henry Waxman (D, Calif) has had a major influence on US health policy. This timeline highlights many laws he helped shape and how they've changed the US health care system.

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Tests for Urinary Tract Infection in Nursing Home Residents

A nursing home resident in her 80s has a history of falls, cognitive impairment, and incontinence. In the past 2 years, she was thought to have a urinary tract infection (UTI) on 8 occasions and received antibiotic therapy 6 times. Symptoms that triggered an evaluation for UTI included increased confusion, urinary frequency, cloudy urine, lethargy, hallucinations, and falls.

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