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*A Pacemaker Wrecks a Family’s Life* Can faith in medicine be restored? #hcsm #hcr

When the surgeon asked us why we were there, my mother said, “To ask questions.” She was no longer a trusting and deferential patient. Like me, she no longer saw doctors — perhaps with the exception of Fales — as … Continue reading

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Will a Move Away from Fee-for-Service Control Health Costs?

Paying doctors for every test and procedure creates an incentive to do more tests and procedures. But finding an alternative payment system that works has proved tricky. In Massachusetts, where rising health costs are compounded by the state’s universal health-insurance … Continue reading

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