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Reporter Tom Corwin of The Augusta Chronicle was shocked to learn of 82 unexpected deaths in 2013 among disabled patients receiving care in community placements in Georgia. The discovery launched him on an extended data-driven investigation. Here he shares lessons from the series.

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Reporter Frank Gluck recently spent five months reporting on how Alzheimer’s disease has affected Southwest Florida, where the population of seniors is twice the national average. Here he shares some essential reporting lessons and tips for others tackling the topic in their region.

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We've all heard the stories of hospital closures, but what about when hospital beds go unfilled? Kristen Schorsch of Crain's Chicago Business examined the trend of "overbedded" hospitals in Illinois and shares tips and resources on how to report similar stories in your region.

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Do you use the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care in your reporting? If not, you're missing out on a great source of data on how the costs and quality of health care vary across regions. Contributor William Heisel explains how to best make use of this resource.

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Learning how to locate and use patient discharge data will make your reporting stronger and provide you with objective evidence for evaluating hospitals' claims. Such data can also lead to new story threads. Here's a quick-start guide.

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When you’re searching for a question to guide your data reporting, it's worth thinking about scope and impact. How big or small is the problem you are trying to explain or expose?

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Embarking on a data-driven story? Don’t just compile gigabytes of data and hope that a story will emerge. Decide what the question is that’s most crucial to your audience right now.

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Finding and analyzing data for your health stories can be daunting. The new "Health is Everything" e-book can help you do it right.

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Diving deep into data can be daunting for journalists on deadline. Our new e-book on community health and data reporting makes it a lot easier.

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