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Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
What happened to the family doctor?
Primary-care doctors take care of the young, the old and the in-between; the sick, the well and the dying. Ideally...
A push to ease prescription drug shortages
Minnesota State Sen. Amy Klobuchar has voiced concern about a growing shortage of prescription drugs, including...
The hospital’s growing role as care coordinator
Hospitals aren't known for making house calls. Once patients get their discharge papers, they take their chances with a...
Hospital savings: Salaries for doctors, not fees
Visiting the Cleveland Clinic last week, President Obama held up that well-known hospital as a model for the rest of...
Should Patients Read the Doctor’s Notes?
For 40 years, the tension over patient access has been playing out in hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices...
Study: Plagiarism common in medical residency applications
If you think plagiarism only happens in high school and college, think again. A new Boston study finds that one in...
Doctors reconsider old antibiotics despite risks
More than half a century ago, when antibiotics were transforming modern medicine, a now almost forgotten drug was...
Rules seek to expand diagnosis of Alzheimer’s
For the first time in 25 years, medical experts are proposing a major change in the criteria for Alzheimer’s...
Healthcare overhaul includes pilot program of house calls for elderly patients
In this era of assembly-line appointments, when you're lucky to get 10 minutes of face time with a physician, the idea...