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.
The use of low-value care was common among patients who saw someone other than their primary care physician at a hospital-based primary care practice. Practice location, rather than practice ownership, is the driving factor behind the disparity.
House Republican leaders presented a tweak to their stalled healthcare bill after Vice President Pence pressured them to show progress toward passing the bill before lawmakers leave for a two-week recess.