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Inquirer: Hospital infections' costs get attention | New Social Security disability rules

(3/29/2006) -- From this morning’s Philadelphia Inquirer:

*Patients who got infections in a hospital last year were more than five times as likely to die as those who did not and boosted the nation's health costs by an estimated $25 billion, according to a Pennsylvania agency…

*The Social Security Administration yesterday issued new regulations governing how eligibility for disability status is determined - minus a set of strict deadlines that advocates had said would unfairly restrict the rights of applicants…


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