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Cost of Physicians

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. Some leading

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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 and

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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 station

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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 care,

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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 fee that

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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

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