When patients do things that bring harm onto themselves, is it okay for doctors to use cost, evidence-based care or some other objective criterion as an excuse to act on a bias that patients don't deserve the intervention for which they're asking? A Washington Pos t article examines these ethical concerns.
Although diagnostic errors reign as the most common, costly and deadly source of malpractice claims in the United States, they're also often the most preventable. As a result, various industry movements are underway to help improve physicians' diagnostic accuracy and catch mistakes before people are harmed, according to an article from the Wall Street Journal.
Many surgeons feel emotionally affected by surgical complications and want more support, a new study published in the British Journal of Surgery said
The percentage of Americans who believe it is not the government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare is at a record high, according to Gallup.
The American Medical Association's House of Delegates on Monday directed the AMA to urge Congress to repeal Medicare's payment formula, the sustainable growth rate, before the end of the year.
Fixes to the troubled HealthCare.gov website appear to be working and the error rate is now less than 1 percent, according to a key White House official. The system is currently handling 20,000 to 25,000 users at a time.
The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) has submitted a comment letter to the ranking members of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Committee on Finance supporting the emphasis the committees placed on appropriate utilization criteria (AUC) in developing its sustainable growth rate reform framework discussion draft.
President Obama's administrative fix for canceled health plans, which allows insurers to reinstate non-grandfathered plans for at least another year, may be welcome news for some consumers. But it has left insurers facing uncertainty--and blame, payer reps told us in exclusive interviews.
President Barack Obama will nomin ate Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., founder and president of Doctors for America, a group that advocated for the Affordable Care Act before it was passed in 2010, as surgeon general, according to a White House announcement.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced its second round of penalties and bonuses to hospitals under the Value-Based Purchasing Program, and the former outnumber the latter.