Top stories in health and medicine, October 11, 2012

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1. No-Pay Policy for In-Hospital Infection Fails. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ policy of not paying hospitals for preventable complications has had no effect on rates of nosocomial infections.

2. Prostate Cancer: Genes Predict Survival. Two different genetic signatures may offer some clue about prognosis in castration-resistant prostate cancer.

3. Assessment of Drivers’ Vision Found Lacking. Responsibility for assessing ability and advising older patients about driving often falls to vision care specialists, but many providers lack the training and resources to do it right.

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