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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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Brewer to emphasize mental health aspect of Medicaid plan (access required)

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer delivers her 2013 State of the State address. (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Gov. Jan Brewer plans to refocus the Medicaid expansion debate on mental health. In a press conference scheduled for Thursday at the Capitol, Brewer will join mental health professionals, advocates and patients to emphasize the impact that the governor’s Medicaid expansion plan will have on people with serious mental illness.

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