Quality of patient care following hospital mergers, Ways to soothe vocal cords

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A stethoscopeat hangs in front of a monitor at the intensive care unit at the Westerstede Clinical Center, a military-civilian hospital in Westerstede, northwest Germany, Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. As hospitals across Europe brace themselves for a surge in co
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The pace of hospital mergers and acquisitions remains high and regulatory scrutiny is increasing, according to one analysis. We examine how these transactions affect patient care and medical costs. Then, a Wisconsin speech pathologist explains ways to treat vocal cord dysfunction.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Dr. Rachel Werner Guest
  • Wendy Fabisiak Guest

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