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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

Sep 22, 2016
Failing to bill out over $1.5 million in claims?  Clearly, the provider community is frustrated ...
Sep 20, 2016
Reform will fail when practitioners are not getting paid for legitimate work they do. Here follows...
Sep 16, 2016
The U.S. practices of medicine and surgery aren't as cost-effective as other countries. We suffer...
Sep 8, 2016
Much of the work on health disparities and inequities in access focuses on comparisons between the...
Aug 29, 2016
Aetna refused to pay for a visit of a child with a probable goiter and strong family history who...

Evidence-Based Medicine

Sep 12, 2016
It is unclear in the U.S. if Cost Effectiveness Research (CER) studies are compelling enough to...
Aug 1, 2016
Would you care to see efficacy in new product development where the reduction in mortality for...
Jun 6, 2016
“There’s no such thing as alternative medicine [when it comes to "fighting" cancer]. There’s only...
May 26, 2016
The Best Available Evidence Does Not Dictate How Medicine is Practiced. In other words, the average...
Feb 16, 2016
It's easier to prescribe antibiotics in a cold, sinsitis or bronchitis than to explain why not. (It...

Illness Care

Sep 23, 2016
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Now, "Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID) "The criteria for...
May 4, 2016
It's schadenfreude (enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others).  That's where I find myself as...
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...

References

May 24, 2016
The cost of health care is already dear and rising exponentially while its "value" or the return on...
May 3, 2016
The United States is the only wealthy, industrialized country that does not ensure that all of its...

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

Aug 29, 2016
Coding systems that support clinical decision-making, 'measurement and management,' communication,...
Mar 11, 2016
What new docs need to know and never learned in medical or osteopathic school Harvard Medical...

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Preventive Care

Aug 1, 2016
Cancer; Just who invited you? Many cases of cancer are just caused by "bad luck" as two scientists...
May 30, 2016
Six Cardinal Rules when attempting to lose weight and/or reduce the risk of heart and other...
May 26, 2016
Curative, Preventive and Now Precision Medicine Will Consider Individual Variability Medical...
Mar 11, 2016
When it comes to health, the better-informed patient does better—Duh! What is a patient to do to...
Oct 15, 2015
Measles is back and people will be getting ill, harmed or worse because someone is refusing ...