Edited by Tag Dietrich.

2010 edition of The AHLA/BVR Guide to Healthcare Valuation Business Valuation Assets and the American Health Attorneys Association are pleased to announce The AHLA/BVR Guideline to Healthcare Valuation, 2010 Edition, edited by Tag Dietrich, CPA, ABV. BVR’s 2009 Guide to Healthcare Valuation was a ground breaking, best selling resource, no doubt the 2010 edition shall be the same. Understanding the complex associations, changing legislation and other influencing factors as they relate to health care practices and services is essential. This Guide is an integral resource for appraisers and attorneys practicing in this region, Lucretia Lyons, President of BVR, said.The extensive research is published in the current edition of the journal The Laryngoscope. ‘Although the annual incidence of hearing infection may be declining in the U.S., the real number of kids affected remains high, and the public wellness implications of AOM are substantial,’ said study co-writer Dr. Nina Shapiro, director of pediatric otolaryngology at Mattel Kids's Medical center UCLA and a professor of mind and neck surgery in the David Geffen College of Medicine at UCLA. ‘As our health care system is still vigorously discussed around the nation, efforts to regulate costs and allocate resources are of primary importance appropriately.’ Related StoriesShared decision producing between doctors and individuals useful in fight antibiotic resistanceNew broad-spectrum antibiotic can kill bacteria by punching holes within their membranesCareFusion to display fresh respiratory solutions at AARC Congress For the study, the experts examined information of pediatric patients beneath the age of 18 culled from the 2009 2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, a national survey conducted by the Company for Health Research and Quality which acts a benchmark data-set specifically designed for the assessment of healthcare costs.