Medicare data show that tight connections among physicians have more to do with heart bypass surgery patients’ survival than other factors.
Health Care Delivery, Policy, and Economics
A new analysis of public data shows some hospitals are penalized for patients’ readmissions, though they do better at keeping patients alive.
Even when clinicians agree an MRI or CT isn’t needed, referral and patient factors get in the way, a new survey shows.
The same approach that helps patients manage powerful blood thinners could help expand access to medication-based addiction treatment.
Complication-related costs for common operations run two to three times higher at some hospitals, which tend to have higher complication rates, too.
Tweaks to tax policy and health laws could pave the way for patients to pay less out of pocket for the care that benefits them most, experts say.