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NC Governor vetoes medical malpractice limits, 6-24-11, The News and Observer

Associated Press writer Gary D. Robertson reports on Governor Perdue’s veto of Senate Bill 33. Article includes comment from NCMS EVP, CEP Robert Seligson

Perdue vetoes bill on lawsuits, 6-25-11, The News and Observer

Writer Craig Jarvis reports on Governor Perdue’s veto of medical liability reform legislation and includes comment from a joint statement issued by the NC Medical Society and the NC Hospital Association. This story also was published in the Charlotte Observer.

Study Finds Error Rates Similar for Electronic, Handwritten Rx, 6-30-11, iHealthBeat/Bloomberg

This report summarizes the findings of a study found in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).

Medical errors can occur in outpatient settings as well as in hospitals, 6-27-11, The Washington Post

Writer Michelle Andrews reviews a recent study about malpractice awards involving outpatient settings.

Administration Halts Survey of Making Doctor Visits, 6-28-11, The New York Times

Writer Robert Pear reports on the Obama Administration’s decision to scrap a plan to have “mystery shoppers” pose as patients to call doctors’ offices and see how difficult it is to get an appointment.

Top Democrats reject new plan to cut Medicare spending, 6-28-11, The Washington Post

Writers Rosalind S. Helderman and Paul Kane examine reaction by Democratic congressional leaders to a bi-partisan plan to cut Medicare spending. 

Blue Cross, UNC Health ink new contract, 6-30-11, The News and ObserverNewsObserver.com

Staff writer Alan Wolf reports on the newly signed contract between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the UNC Health System.

N.C. Lawmakers On a Mission to Conquer Obesity, 6-30-11, Carolina Journal Online

Writer Sara Burrows looks at four bills introduced in this session of the NC General Assembly that target obesity.

 
 

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