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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...
WasteWater

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

May 20, 2015
A payer judges a physician or a practice organization by the proportion of patients for which the...
Apr 22, 2015
Identifying potentially preventable readmissions obeys Willie Sutton's Law. But, will you put all...
Apr 17, 2015
Who's not anxious to improve health care's Cost/Quality/Access lest they be left out? Ans: anyone...
Apr 17, 2015
The U.S. practices of medicine and surgery aren't as cost-effective as other countries. We suffer...
Apr 13, 2015
What is our social responsibility? Who's ruining health care? Learn from a professor of biology:...

Evidence-Based Medicine

Apr 30, 2015
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe\enough shadows for those who don't [...
Apr 20, 2015
3 poignant cases of overuse, i.e., where over-supply (of docs) leads to over-testing or over-...
Mar 18, 2015
Warning: high doses of vitamin D isn't necessary and might possibly be harmful. It's time to...
Feb 25, 2015
Delayed presentation of self-discovered breast symptoms influences stage of cancer at diagnosis and...
Jan 21, 2015
The common retort when confronted with the escalating cost of care and unexplained variation is: "...

Illness Care

Apr 28, 2015
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Now, "Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID) "The criteria for...
Apr 15, 2015
It is crazy to deny terminal patients access to possibly life-saving drugs for fear of offending...
Apr 13, 2015
Speaking to the emotional, plus overt/hidden financial costs, cancer's the 2nd most expensive ...
Mar 18, 2015
Was newscaster, Tim Russert’s sudden death at age 58 from a heart attack preventable? After all, he...
Mar 13, 2015
9 of 10 persons who have pre-diabetes are not aware it is causing damage. Thus, the "Centers for...

References

Mar 5, 2015
The cost of health care is already dear and rising exponentially while its "value" or the return on...
Nov 3, 2012
It seems insurers, doctors and medical corporations will do whatever it takes to maintain their...

Resources

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Resources

May 21, 2015
Coding systems that support clinical decision-making, 'measurement and management,' communication,...
Mar 5, 2015
What new docs need to know and never learned in medical or osteopathic school "10 Things Medical...

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Preventive Care

May 11, 2015
Six Cardinal Rules when attempting to lose weight and/or reduce the risk of heart and other...
Apr 13, 2015
Measles is back and people will be getting ill, harmed or worse because someone is refusing ...
Mar 30, 2015
That good lifestyle choices help prevent cardiovascular diseases and otherwise "enhance health….is...
Mar 12, 2015
  Cancer; Who invited you? Many cases of cancer are just caused by "bad luck" as two scientists "...
Feb 4, 2015
Curative, Preventive and Now Precision Medicine Will Consider Individual Variability Medical...