BC-US--Aging America,ADVISORY, US

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The latest installment of Aging America, the joint AP-APME project looking at the aging of the baby boomers and its impact on society, was set Friday in advance and is now available for immediate use:

AGING AMERICA: BACK TO THE HOSPITAL

WASHINGTON — Too many Americans wind up back in the hospital only weeks after they left for reasons that could have been prevented — a revolving door that for years has seemed impossible to slow. Now Medicare has begun punishing hospitals with hefty fines if they have too many readmissions, and a top official says signs of improvement are beginning to emerge. By Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard.

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