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The misdiagnosis rate in the U.S. is too big to be ignored. According to a study, patients who get a second opinion at the Mayo Clinic get their diagnoses completely changed or redefined 88% of the time. We need to take steps to ensure patients have access to top-quality second opinions.
Walmart's Centers of Excellence program for spine surgery has both incentives and disincentives to help get people to the right surgeon.
Workplace Wellness Programs are costly and don't provide the benefits they are supposed to. It's time for employers to move on.
When you are in the business of evaluating results using claims data, skepticism is a very good thing.
Research has shown that loneliness adversely affects health and can predict mortality.
Tom Emerick explores the downsides of extending life on individuals & society-perhaps seeking the elixir of life is not such a good idea after all.
Until recently, most healthcare organizations could get by without a real strategy….That era is ending.
According to an article in the NY Times, a form of knee surgery, the most common form of orthopedic surgery in the US is ineffective for most people. This is not new news. This surgery should have been curtailed years ago.