Hospitals and health care providers sometimes fear lawsuits when a patient under their care dies, but a new wave of cases involve patients who allegedly were subjected to undesired life-prolonging procedures, Paula Span reports for the New York Times.
Viral video of a physician being dragged off of a United Airlines flight has raised an ethical conundrum: Should doctors get priority to stay in their seats when flights have more passengers than seats? Or is such an idea, as one ethicist suggested, unnecessary and even "arrogant?"
The legislation would allow eight counties to create sites where adults could use clean needles to inject drugs they had acquired elsewhere, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Tennessee, and Texas.
President Trump on Wednesday said he has yet to make a decision on whether to continue cost-sharing payments to insurers, but three administration officials say Trump is considering withholding the payments in an attempt to force Democrats to negotiate on health care.
The Affordable Care Act's insurance exchange market is beginning to stabilize and could improve over time if there are no drastic changes to the law, according to a Standard & Poor's report released Friday.
There is growing interest among specialty providers—and even some hospitals—in marketing services directly to patients by using transparent pricing and a cash-pay business model, Lydia Ramsey reports for Business Insider.