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North Carolina Health Link Weekly – May 4, 2015

By James LaCorte | May 4, 2015 | Uncategorized

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The health care industry is one that begs discussion — it’s personal, it’s social, and it impacts us all. Every week we come across hundreds of articles, tweets, updates, and briefs. We thought you’d like to read some of what we’re seeing right now, and start a conversation. Tune in Mondays for your weekly dose of all things North Carolina health care news related.

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More than a million patients catch infections in U.S. hospitals each year, driving up health care costs by 30 billion dollars. That’s why Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina rewards hospitals that reduce avoidable infections and errors.  See more ways we’re tackling rising health care costs.