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  1.  Feds Reverse Course, Will Release Hospital Mistake Data
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has reversed its decision to halt publication of certain serious medical mistakes made in hospitals. CMS officials said that the data on eight hospital-acquired conditions, which it quietly made unavailable to the public last month, now will be made available to researchers, consumers and patient safety advocates via the CMS website, but not on the agency’s Hospital Compare site.
  2. CDC Monitors Spread of Respiratory Illness Caused by Enterovirus D68
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that hospitals in Missouri and Illinois are seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness caused by enterovirus D68, and hospitals in other states are paying close attention to clusters of children presenting with similar symptoms possibly caused by the same virus.