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Why Patients May Be Put In Charge Of Their Own Post-Operative Care

Why, then, was my dad put in charge of removing medical equipment from inside his own body ... is to get patients through the door.” When it comes to postoperative care, large teaching hospitals like ... read more

The novelty of drones, IMANI’s position and the lives at risk

The problems confronting our health sector spun across several decades encompassing infrastructural deficits, inefficient emergency care, unacceptable expert to patient ... their data, findings, and r... read more

Richard Smith: Ten years of working towards patients controlling their own health records

Giving patients control of their own records and ... meaning that the company may divert from its mission or lose its soul. Doing business with the NHS rarely allows fast growth, which is why investor... read more

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It's Very Difficult for Patients to Compare Hospital Prices

Those numbers may help patients concerned about their own share of the bill choose a hospital ... cardiac care overall were the third lowest in the Seattle area, it received the third highest payments ... read more

Setting the Stage for Value-Based Care with Patient Data Access

However, both patients and providers are often unsure about patients being able to access their own health information. Providers may ... care. “We need everybody in the healthcare system to be able t... read more

Special Report: J&J knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer ... which the company’s own researchers had earlier used to identify a “tremolite-type” asbestos in Vermont talc, had one limitation: “It may be t... read more

The Folly of Simpletons Who Put Their Faith in Medicaid for All

Even when a doctor has accepted a Medicaid enrollee into the practice, appointment slots available to Medicaid enrollees may be rationed or limited. Medicaid patients ... their practices as direct pri... read more

Cervical cancer is treatable. Why are women in Haiti still dying from it?

That means at the public General Hospital, where there are only four beds for chemo, patients have to pay for their own drugs to fight cancer ... Her doctor, Bernard, says she may need to begin pallia... read more

Just in Time for Supreme Court, Kavanaugh’s Cancer Powder Keg Blows Up

In a lengthy investigation based largely on documents and studies first published by WhoWhatWhy in October, Reuters reports that the company’s own executives knew for decades that their scientists ... ... read more

Here’s why psychiatric hospitals are so bad at helping transgender patients

In some cases, they may even simply opt to leave and go home. While the system is problematic for everyone, it can be immeasurably worse if you are a transgender or gender-nonconforming patient needin... read more

When High Deductibles Hurt: Even Insured Patients Postpone Care

The concept behind high-deductible plans was to lower premiums and reduce overall health costs by ensuring that consumers shared the financial burden of their own health care ... getting more expensiv... read more

Beware of Unions Offering Gifts: Patients Are Their Collateral Damage

SEIU's first tactic is a statewide ballot initiative in California that will cap provider revenues at 15 percent above the amount that they spend on patient care -- an amount ... failure in California ... read more

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