Category: Cost-of-Care

By Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News Almost every American will experience a medical diagnostic error, but the problem has taken a back seat to other patient safety concerns, an influential panel said in a report out today calling for …

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In early 2014, the ABIM Foundation commissioned a survey to explore physician attitudes about overuse of medical services in the United States. Nearly three out of four U.S. physicians said that frequent, unnecessary medical tests and procedures is a …

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It’s a novel approach. A Utah Hospital tries to cut unnecessary hospital costs and improve patient care by asking the question “What are our actual costs”. It’s a question that isn’t easy to answer. More importantly, it’s a question …

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Dr. Iona Heath from Australia, is at the forefront of efforts worldwide to reduce and prevent over-diagnosis of disease. This is an outstanding interview with a challenging host — discussing the need for more discretion when it comes …

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As most hospital executives will acknowledge, operating margins are thin. Surprisingly, many hospitals aspire to improve patient satisfaction scores by offering resort-like amenities. Unsurprisingly, what patients actually care about is…well…getting great care. Focusing on resort-quality hospital stays increases …

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“We’re not interested in just spending less money and sacrificing the outcomes,” said Jeffrey Selberg of Peterson Healthcare. “We know that there are better outcomes at less money. We like to say that quality and costs are mutually …

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