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The sinister effect of paying for medicine out-of-pocket

Cost-sharing is when patients pay some of their health care costs out of pocket. Can this be good...
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Shut That Drip: Controlling Healthcare Waste

To make health care reasonably profitable for private payers and more affordable for patients,...
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Losing Critical Perspective in I.T. -- the Underrepresentation of Women

Where are women on the information highway where information technology (I.T.), health care...
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Does A Good Doctor Treat A Patient's Economic Aches and Pains?

Doctors are relatively uninformed about health care systems, outcomes research or health care...
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Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes, The “Million Hearts” Initiative

The “Million Hearts” initiative is worth keeping for its reach and cost-benefit. It is designed to...

Reform Issues

Feb 10, 2016
Who's ruining health care? What is our social responsibility? A professor of biology gives us a...
Jan 25, 2016
It's vital to address safety concerns in primary care, especially that which comes from diagnostic...
Jan 25, 2016
Efforts That Reduce Preventable Readmissions "Efforts are under way nationally to reduce avoidable...
Jan 22, 2016
The editorial, "If Reform Fails," says the status quo of health care reform is immoral, impractical...
Jan 15, 2016
  A Painless Way To Hold Down Health Costs?    Listen (NPR)  "Medicine is different from many...

Evidence-Based Medicine

Dec 27, 2015
Bone fide alternative medicine approaches to common orthopedic problems. [Note: no controls]...
Dec 27, 2015
“There’s no such thing as alternative medicine [when it comes to "fighting" cancer]. There’s only...
Dec 18, 2015
Are we prepared to care for people with chronic or complex conditions like those with comorbidities...
Oct 22, 2015
"[Is] it true that early detection/screening will save your life? The answer to this is complicated...
Sep 13, 2015
Insomnia, an extreme case discussion of the inability to fall and stay asleep; Gabapentin seems to...

Illness Care

Jan 9, 2016
It is crazy to deny terminal patients access to possibly life-saving drugs for fear of offending...
Nov 3, 2015
It's often difficult to maintain a good appetitie and nutritional status when fighting cancer. Here...
Nov 3, 2015
The use of a bulb syringe at home may help relieve earwax blockage more effectively than a...
Sep 6, 2015
Flu or Common Cold?  JB wites: "I am really feeling sick and my temp is 100o even with two...
Aug 9, 2015
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) Understanding diseases that affect development of the brain, e.g. ...

References

Jan 24, 2016
The United States is the only wealthy, industrialized country that does not ensure that all of its...
Mar 5, 2015
The cost of health care is already dear and rising exponentially while its "value" or the return on...

Resources

Published, Related Articles

Can We Talk? - We welcome all appropriate comments and there's no obligation or solicitation.  It's easy to ask questions. (We will not, however,...

Resources

Jan 1, 2016
What new docs need to know and never learned in medical or osteopathic school Harvard Medical...
May 21, 2015
Coding systems that support clinical decision-making, 'measurement and management,' communication,...

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Preventive Care

Nov 4, 2015
Cancer; Just who invited you? Many cases of cancer are just caused by "bad luck" as two scientists...
Oct 15, 2015
Measles is back and people will be getting ill, harmed or worse because someone is refusing ...
Oct 14, 2015
Adolescent obesity is a growing problem that causes consternation for all and for which there are...
Aug 7, 2015
Curative, Preventive and Now Precision Medicine Will Consider Individual Variability Medical...
May 11, 2015
Six Cardinal Rules when attempting to lose weight and/or reduce the risk of heart and other...