Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has higher rates of readmissions for Medicare patients for some conditions. But its mortality rates for the same conditions is lower than at many hospitals. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center hide caption

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Traditional Medicare doesn't pay for hearing aids, so some in Congress would like to give purchasers a tax break. Marek Brzezinski/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Inattention to catheters used often in ICUs can lead to serious infections. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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