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New website helps patients compare hospital costs, procedures (access required)

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New data has just been uploaded onto a state-run website to help would-be patients compare, on a hospital-by-hospital basis, outcomes on all sorts of medical issues, like how often a surgery patient bleeds after a procedure to the chances of dying in the hospital after heart failure. There even are results of more subjective surveys of patients of how well doctors and nurses communicated with them.

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PSPRS board urges Brewer to call special session (access required)

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The board that oversees Arizona’s pension system for police, firefighter and other public safety employees voted to urge Gov. Jan Brewer to call a special session to fix funding problems in the state’s public employees’ pension system, though it declined to recommend the only concrete plan proposed so far.

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