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This Mother's Day, breast health advocates’ daughters share how their moms have inspired them.

#MothersDay #MothersDay2019 #BreastCancerAwareness #breastcancer #HealthCare #GEHealth…
When a mammogram missed Jacquelyn’s breast cancer due to her dense breast tissue, she learned about this technology

#BreastCancerAwareness #breastcancer #mammography #mammogram #technology #HealthCare #GEHealth…
A 1,000-square-foot medical clinic in the Andes Mountains is transforming rural healthcare

In the mountains of #Peru, a husband and wife run a #Quechuan-speaking center where patients pay what they can and are never turned away due to a lack of resources…
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Two noteworthy findings by Wang @rkwadhera @DLBHATTMD in @JAMACardio:
1) Hospitals in the @usnews top 50 have better mortality rates than other hospitals in AMI, CABG & HF. Better HCAHPS, too. Not too surprising, but certainly reassuring.
2) But...…

2) But those same top hospitals do no better than others on readmission.

Why? Well, we have to ask ourselves whether readmission is a valid indicator of quality. And if it is, is it valid in all patient cohorts, or only certain ones?
As Wang @rkwadhera @DLBHATTMD understatedly write:

“The observed discrepancy between readmissions and other performance measures raises concern that readmissions may not be an adequate metric of hospital care quality.”
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