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Urgent care clinics bring accessibility, affordability

Urgent care retail clinics, which are popping up in droves in New York and around the country because of their convenient, affordable service, make healthcare more accessible to the public,  NY1 News  reported.

Antibiotic stewardship could cut readmissions for infection

Antibiotic stewardship programs guiding individual patient prescriptions could significantly cut readmission rates due to infection, according to research presented at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Medscape reports.

Medicare ACO quality, savings improve in second year

Medicare's Accountable Care Organizations improved in both quality and savings in their second year, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Remove hospitals from equation in battle against Ebola, mission group says

A Christian mission group said hospitals in West Africa facilitated the spread of the Ebola virus and leaders must combat the disease in new and different ways,  NBC News  reported.

Critics say consolidation puts profits before coordination

The desire to better coordinate the delivery of healthcare services may also drive up the cost of that care, Bloomberg  Businessweek  re ported. 

No easy answers: Practicing medicine amid the push and pull of healthcare

I'm not sure if I love it or hate it when this happens, but today's issue of  FiercePracticeManagement  is an example of one that includes more discussion points than clear-cut advice. Many questions raised by these stories surround the idea of influence--identifying it, disclosing it and attempting to control it.

Competing pressures put docs between a rock and a hard place

The pressures to reduce costs, avoid lawsuits and please patients increasingly put doctors between a rock and a hard place, according to a recent  arti cle  from  Medscape.

3 potential physician shortage fixes

FierceHealthcare explores potential technological, legislative and educational fixes to the primary care physician shortage.

Obama to send 3,000 troops to help fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa

President Barack Obama will announce an allocation of military and medical resources to combat the deadly Ebola virus' spread in West Africa today, The New York Times reported.

How safety-net ACOs can achieve the Triple Aim

Safety-net accountable care organizations can deliver care that achieves healthcare's "Triple Aim" of better care, improved health and reduced costs, according to a blog post from Health Affairs.