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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...
Should doctors be Facebook 'friends' with patients?
Should doctors be Facebook "friends" with their patients? Increasingly, professionals are stroking their...
Web Exclusive: CA Slaps Health Plans for Delaying Payments
California regulators have fined the state's seven largest health plans $4.85 million after finding widespread...
Web Exclusive: End-of-Life Care is Often Futile, Costly
The folks at the Dartmouth Atlas Project have pointed out the elephant in the room—the enormous amount of far...
Web Exclusive: Hospitals Responsible for Physicians' Bad Behavior
If a physician is in hot water, so is the related hospital, even when the physician is not a direct employee. Medical...
Web Exclusive: Medical Groups Sound Alarm on SGR 'Crisis'
Without action by Congress, a 23% cut in physician fees Dec. 1 will be followed by a 6.5% cut Jan. 1. The reductions...
Web Exclusive: Notions of Personal ’Sacrifice’ Help Docs Take Gifts From Industry
Over the past decade, there has been movement toward imposing clear standards on the relationship between doctors and...
Web Exclusive: Florida docs slam American Medical Association in letter
A Florida physicians group sent a blistering letter to the American Medical Association on Tuesday to share its...
Web Exclusive: Healthcare Provider Vaccination Rates Overdue in CA
California is required by law to publish healthcare worker vaccination rates for each acute care hospital but is...
Web Exclusive: Urgent Care Could Replace ED For Some Patients, Report Says
Use of an urgent care or a retail clinic could substitute for a trip to the emergency department for between 13.7...

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