Data from Nemours Children's Health System suggests that the percentage parents who are willing and eager to use telemedicine services for their children has grown exponentially in the past three years.
A home-based pre-operative program to improve the physical conditioning of patients will require surgeons to work out "a lot of complex finances and politics between the various parties involved," says a surgeon who champions the idea.
Prescription-drug supply shortages have hurt U.S. medical care in recent years. According to new research published online Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine, they have also caused another side effect—drug-price increases.
A Yale study finds that while patients have difficulty envisioning the benefits of avoiding low-value care, they are clear on one point: They would like doctors to spend more time talking and less time testing.
Here's a simple reason crafting health policy is so devilishly hard: Most Americans are pretty healthy and a few are really sick. The top 1% of healthcare spenders use more resources, collectively, than the bottom 75%, according to a new study based on national surveys...
There is little value in comparing the costs of care delivered at freestanding emergency departments and urgent care centers because they are entirely different care venues that don't provide the same level of care, he says.