Health Care Providers Should Publish Physician Ratings

Early efforts to publish performance data about doctors and hospitals usually required a strong external force, such as pressure from a state department of health. But that’s changing. ...

Dollars for Docs: How Industry Dollars Reach Your Doctors

Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are now required by law to release details of their payments to a variety of doctors and U.S. teaching hospitals for promotional talks, research ...

Medical schools start teaching students about healthcare costs

Medical schools are beginning to educate would-be doctors about the cost of the healthcare they deliver and how to discuss finances with patients, according to the Los Angeles radio ...

US facing looming doctor shortage, group says

Despite a modest increase in the number of physicians trained each year, the country still faces a looming shortage of physicians, particularly in areas such as surgery or cancer ...

Health care costs driven by facilities more than doctors

The cost of a medical procedure depends much more on where it takes place than which doctor performs it. According to Change Healthcare’s latest Healthcare Transparency Index, the ...

Physician Pay: A Big Driver of Health Care Costs?

With all the discussion in this country about the 1% versus the 99%, it is a good time to address a reader’s question about physician pay and how this affects health care costs. A ...
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