May 21, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy, Medical Ethics
The study of motivation in economic rewards models provides us a framework by which to look at how greed and the drive to maximize profit leads to more expensive and poorer quality health care.
May 17, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Medicine
Paying primary care physicians per patient visit and per office service is really, basically, very stupid.
May 13, 2010 in Health Policy
Patients take their cues from the current system where primary care providers are seen as little more than purposeless “gatekeepers”.
May 11, 2010 in Health Policy, Medicine
Do nurse practitioners have the training and experience to understand and apply the “art” of medicine in their practices?
May 10, 2010 in Health Policy
A 2009 survey of 353,000 American adults from 187 metro areas asked 13 questions about basic access to health care and healthy lifestyles.
May 7, 2010 in Health Policy, Medicine
These three simple tests could save money and improve health care quality but, as usual, they are not covered by insurance.