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Sometimes you do whatever you can do.
Two new reports that make you want to throw your hands up.
First, the American Hospital Association finds that the cost of uncompensated care in the United States totaled $31.2 billion in 2006, up from $28.8 billion in 2005 and $21.6 billion in 2000. (More info at www.aha.org )
Second, the consulting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers finds that despite $8 billion in federal emergency spending and years of disaster planning since 9/11, the nation's hospitals and health systems are unprepared for a major disaster. (More info, "Closing the Seams" report, through a portal at www.pwc.com )
Two questions, which are also two things you need to do.
Some things you can only worry about, and then others compel ....