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Patient Marlena Bechtel-Rysdam, right, from Elgin goes over home monitoring training materials with registered nurse Christina Leese at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.

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Medicare to fine hospitals for too many readmissions

WASHINGTON — More than 1 million 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.

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