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Infant mortality hits record low

The U.S. mortality rate fell 2.3% in 2014, to a record low 582.1 deaths per 100,000 live births. The drop was led by a 13.5% decline in deaths from respiratory illness.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, December 2015

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More Americans shop for health care online

Americans who accessed, stored, transmitted health records in last year

2013: 13%

2015: 22%

Americans who went online for health care cost information

2013: 171%

2015: 16%

Source: Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, “Health Care Consumer Engagement: No One-Size-Fits-All Approach,” October 2015

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Fewer nursing careers begin in hospitals

Newly licensed registered nurses who reported working in hospitals

2004-2005: 88.8%

2010-2011: 77.4%

Source: American Journal of Nursing, RN Work Project and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation