Tag Archives: Health Care Costs

Despite Evidence, Patients Want More #healthcare #patient-education @myEn #In

The journal Health Affairs just surveyed more than 1,500 patients with employer-provided insurance, including dozens in focus groups and one-on-one interviews. The “pervasive themes” from respondents, according to the authors, were “more is better, newer is better, you get what … Continue reading

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Comparison Shopping for Health Care – TIME… enough talk… let’s put this into action.

American consumerism is a force to be reckoned with. Turn a few hundred million of the world’s most sophisticated shoppers loose on an industry, and watch companies scramble after their business. In realms from washing machines to stock trades, quality … Continue reading

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Health Law Does Little to Curb Overuse of Care: nyt #hcr #hcsm

Dr. Robert Colton, an internist in Boca Raton, Fla., has a problem, and he knows it. His patients come in wanting, sometimes demanding, tests and treatments that are unnecessary, just adding to the nation’s huge health care bill. He even … Continue reading

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Can Soc Media and digital medicine decrease the economic burden of health care?

The arrival of digital medicine promises to shake the medical establishment to its roots, not least because it will hand so much more information over to patients themselves. But the biggest savings will not come through exotic pills or “patient … Continue reading

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