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Hospital prices increased a whopping 42% from 2007 to 2014 for inpatient care and 25% for outpatient care, compared with 18% and 6% for physicians.
Centura Health Corp. abruptly terminated Barbara Morris, MD, a geriatrician who had planned to help a terminally ill patient end his life at his home.
Insurance premiums for Washington's individual market are rising less than 1% on average next year, and regulators credit much of that moderation to homegrown insurance companies.
Touring the Golden State as an unpaid advisor to Gov. Gavin Newsom, Thomas Insel looks to revamp mental healthcare.
It's the first ruling to hold a pharmaceutical company responsible for one of the worst drug epidemics in American history.
The big contributions that lawmakers are getting signal that the pharmaceutical industry is building loyalty ahead of the 2020 elections.
The Cowboy State hopes to undercut the free market by using Medicaid to treat air ambulances like a public utility.
Health researchers say these measures are part of a broader national shift in the doctor-patient relationship.
This year's political spending is aimed at killing a bill in the California legislature that would disrupt the industry's business model — and likely reduce its profits.
While home dialysis is convenient for patients, it can also be isolating, fraught with anxiety, technologically challenging and burdensome.