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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

Apr 5, 2014
Be careful! 'What you sow, is what you reap.' A health plan's primary responsibility is ?? (should...
Apr 2, 2014
Improving doctors' effectiveness and cost-benefit To cure health care's ills, there's an obvious...
Mar 31, 2014
Who's not anxious to improve health care's Cost/Quality/Access lest they be left out? Ans: anyone...
Mar 27, 2014
Underpaying primary care is undermining health care reform and it's frustrating to a medical...
Mar 6, 2014
$600-$850 billion a year is wasted in the U.S. on unnecessary or inappropriate health care services...

Evidence-Based Medicine

Mar 6, 2014
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe\enough shadows for those who don't [...
Feb 27, 2014
You want the best health and well-being for yourself and loved ones, but vitamins and supplements,...
Jan 3, 2014
The future of health care seemed promising. We had great hopes in chart digitalization, and then...
Dec 18, 2013
The Best Available Evidence Does Not Dictate How Medicine is Practiced. In other words, the average...
Dec 18, 2013
2/5 of the population has one or more chronic conditions that, collectively, consumes 3/4 of all...

Illness Care

Mar 28, 2014
A New York Times article portrays physicians' frustration stemming from having to deal with the...
Feb 20, 2014
Take care of yourself!  Know that muscle, the bones and the brain, as you might expect, weaken when...
Jan 23, 2014
The infant's head is enlarging, but the doctor observes that the fontanelles are not bulging, and...
Nov 26, 2013
It is crazy to deny terminal patients access to possibly life-saving drugs for fear of offending...
Sep 10, 2013
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) From the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and...

References

Sep 4, 2013
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

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

Dec 25, 2012
What new docs need to know and never learned in med school "10 Things Medical School Won't Tell You...
Mar 16, 2012
Coding systems that support clinical decision-making and 'measurement and management,' the modus...

Poll

What keeps reform from being fully implemented?

Preventive Care

Mar 17, 2014
With 20 years' experience screening for breast or prostate cancer, I say "uh-oh"! These cancers...
Mar 9, 2014
Obesity is a contributor to or a cause of chronic medical and/or surgical conditions including...
Mar 6, 2014
Weighing the effectiveness of drugs in managing obesity First, What is Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, (...
Feb 24, 2014
The six (6) fundamentals, the Cardinal Rules, so to speak, in trying to lose weight and reduce your...
Feb 5, 2014
Can you imagine a child getting sick or harmed from your refusal to protect them?  How about the...