Will consumers continue to have the power to question a drug’s safety?
Emergency room jam-ups threaten patients, inflate costs and disrupt hospital operations. Small fixes might solve this big problem.
Billing for care now costs almost a third as much as providing it. It’s time to cut the paperwork.
Pharmacists propose a third category of drugs—“behind the counter”—which they, not doctors, would prescribe.
Point: Yes, they are key in the nation’s efforts to develop a value-driven health care system. Counterpoint: No, because the wrong kind of measurements can do more harm than good.
As Elliott Fisher of the Dartmouth Atlas Project has discovered, more money does not always mean better health care.
The best protection against bioterror could be an enhanced immune system. But human biology might pose a problem.
When a medical mistake is made, full disclosure and a sincere apology could be better for everyone involved.
Point: Yes, it will help prevent diseases; Counterpoint: No, it was inadequately tested.
What can hospitals learn from Toyota and other industry icons? Four paradigm-shifting strategies that improve efficiency and care.
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