‘As president, I will repeal every word of Obamacare,’ Ted Cruz proclaimed during the Feburary 25 GOP debate.
The leading GOP candidates all claim one of their top priorities will be to repeal Obamacare. An architect of the original law outlines the thorny – but plausible – path to repeal.
Civilian doctors might not know that their patients have served in the military. In this photo Marines march around the World Trade Center memorial after participating in a memorial run in 2012.
Asking 'Have you served in the military?' may seem like a minor issue, but it's actually much more important than you might think. And it's a question that few doctors make a point of asking.
Why is it so hard to figure out what medical care costs?
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Price in health care is a squishy concept. Different words relating to cost – charge, price and out-of-pocket cost – all have different meanings.
The good old days.
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An examination of orthopedic surgery and knee replacement showed that higher payments were associated with markets dominated by a few large physician groups.
State health departments should continuously monitor the hospital activity data it collects for red flags.
Seven babies died unnecessarily at Bacchus Marsh hospital between 2013 and 2014. The My Hospitals website and other reporting mechanisms gave no sign of any problems.
A perverse funding incentive creates or maintains the dependency of older people living in nursing homes.
A perverse funding incentive creates or maintains the dependency of older people livin
Frontline nurses say their views on nursing policy is often overlooked because policymakers do not recognise the importance of their clinical experience.
There are several benefits of nurses providing input in policymaking processes. In South Africa, though, there are several barriers that prevent this.
Does the ACA deserve a clean bill of health?
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The Affordable Care Act was the most significant health care reform since Medicare. Have concerns that it would hurt businesses panned out?
Consumers appear to cut their medical care spending when deductibles go up, even when it doesn’t make any sense.
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Switching to a high-deductible plan leads people to reduce medical spending even when it doesn't make any sense.
South Africa’s National Health Insurance aims to ensure universal access to health care – one of the most persistent structural inequalities.
The South African government's plan to provide universal access to health care seems to be slipping off its priority list.
A racially diverse medical workforce leads to better quality of care.
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Ban on affirmative action across eight states has led to a drop in minority students at medical schools.
The SNP’s manifesto makes few pledges on health care - is it none of Westminster’s business?
The devolved health care in Scotland raises questions on the fairness of the funding for health in the UK.
The Greens pledge to spend more on health care than any other party.
The Green Party offers an ambitious health manifesto, wanting to allocate £20 billion more to health care by 2020.
Some consolidation for what ails you?
Big organizations don't always lead to lower costs or better care.
A droid can treat a Lightsaber wound, but can it feel your pain?
Though set “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” it isn’t hard to see in the Star Wars films a vision of our own not so distant future. But Anthony Jones, a physician with a long background in health…
The growing chronic disease burden will require not only greater focus on prevention, but also innovative treatment.
Australia’s health care arrangements do not work well for those with complex and chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer and mental illness, according to a federal government paper. These people need…
Diseases linked to smoking tobacco, a lack of exercise, drinking alcohol and eating unhealthily are on the rise, even though we have more information than ever before on the risks involved. All indications…
Health consumers don’t necessarily use the internet to bypass their GP, they use it as an additional source of information.
We’ve all heard the warnings against googling your symptoms in search of a diagnosis: you’ll uncover a range of daunting illnesses and launch into panic-mode over something like a measly cold. There is…
Our legal system already has provisions in place capable of responding to criminal conduct by health-care workers.
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Should Australian health-care workers face criminal penalties if they wilfully or recklessly neglect or mistreat patients? The United Kingdom is currently grappling with this question after systemic failures…
Is there a better way to face the challenges of the future?
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As a nation we pay too much attention to the sensational and the short-term. Whether it’s a social media spat, a gaffe in question time, or a political interview that runs off the rails – our national…