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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.
Stakeholders are looking to patients as key variables in adherence and wondering whether throwing tech at a problem will affect more than just wallets.
AHRQ's CANDOR toolkit helps hospitals and physicians respond promptly and appropriately when an adverse event occurs.
There are no perfect apps for mental health care yet, but, psychiatrist Steven Chan, MD wonders, wouldn't an imperfect app be better than no care at all?
Dr. Eric Schneider and colleagues are proposing the many ways in which a digital health advisor (DHA) might be helpful.
Improving healthcare requires a partnership between the payer and the care system. There must be transparency in every aspect of the relationship.
A CNN investigation asserts that Gov Rick Scott’s administration scuttled hospital quality standards after two Republican political groups received large contributions from Tenet.
Hospital care is getting safer according to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality.
"If they want to know my suggestions, they’ll have to ask in the right way and prove they care about my answers."
Better bariatric surgery skills, fewer adverse outcomes, this shouldn't come as a surprise, but the details of this small, but clever study are entertaining. When peers rate the skills of other bariatric surgeons, you see a difference in skill level and it correlates strongly with outcomes.
If we simply applied what we have already learned in medicine, we could eliminate enormous suffering and significantly reduce the cost of these conditions.