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In order to learn what's behind the recent efforts to shake up healthcare (CVS-Aetna merger & the Amazon, JP Morgan Berkshire Hathaway joint venture), Pat Salber, MD, MBA turned to Rita Numerof, Ph.D, President of Numerof & Associates, to find out what she thinks are the underlying factors for these huge changes.
Don Berwick, former head of CMS joins Pat Salber (@docweighsin) to talk about health reform with a focus on single-payer. Can we get there in the U.S.?
A Family Doctor ponders the conundrum of cost & care in the U.S. Healthcare System when she stumbles upon a young woman covered in blood.
In his book, Mistreated, Dr. Robert Pearl, the former Executive Director and CEO of the Permanente Medical Group, lays out his vision of how to transform healthcare.
Health reform that leaves millions without coverage could lead to patient abandonment when patients cannot afford to get needed tests and treatments.
The U.S. ranked last in a study of the health system performance of 11 high-income countries. The only measure we excelled in was the percent of GDP we spent to deliver such dismal results.
Robert Pearl, former CEO of the Permanente Medical Group is the author of Mistreated: Why We Think Were Getting Good Health Care—and Why We're Usually Wrong, a book that explores what must be done to fix the broken U.S. healthcare system.
Prescription drug expenditures are nearly 20% of healthcare costs and are expected to increase more even as pending health insurance reform threatens coverage for millions.
The leverage wielded on politicians and policy makers by healthcare stakeholders whose ox would be gored if real cost-savings programs are put into place is enormous. It makes meaningful change all but impossible.
The Republicans rushed the vote on the AHCA through without waiting for the results of a rescoring of the amended version. Then they partied. Think they are sorry now?
There have been so many idiotic things put forward by arch conservatives hell-bent on getting government out of our lives even if it means leaving millions of people without health insurance. Here are just ten of the stupidest things politicians have said about healthcare recently.
Nearly 40% of the more than 43 million Americans who live below the poverty line avoid going to the doctor because of the cost of medical treatment. We must do better than this.