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Swine flu put many hospitalized patients into ICU

One quarter of Americans sick enough to be hospitalized with swine flu last spring wound up needing intensive care and 7 percent of them died, the first such study of the early months of the global epidemic suggests. That's a little higher than with ordinary seasonal flu, several experts said....

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    Since insurers pay more for patients with surgical complications, some hospitals could actually lose money by improving care, researchers said Tuesday. More
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    01/7/2021 - 2:40 am | View Link
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    01/4/2021 - 5:00 pm | View Link
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