A University of Southern California (USC) professor in a New York Times op-ed lays the blame for high U.S. health care costs on hospital EDs—but hospital groups are pushing back, saying it's actually insurers that set the stage for ED payment rates.
Hospital administrators and federal regulators are pushing full-speed ahead to eradicate the fax machine from health care communications, but some doctors aren't ready to give it up, Rachel Arndt reports for Modern Healthcare.
Advances in gene therapy have brought lasting remissions to hundreds of leukemia patients who were nearing death, but a case study published Monday highlights a weakness in the treatment that can cause a rare and fatal relapse.
The 660-page legislative package seeks to address the opioid epidemic through a variety of public health initiatives to expand access to treatments for opioid use disorders, promote the development of alternative treatments for pain, and prevent the entry of illicit drugs into the United States.
There's no question that physicians are among America's highest-paid workers: The typical U.S. physician earned $299,000 last year—about five times more than the median U.S. household income. But that high average salary conceals a great deal of variation. So why do some doctors get paid two or three times as much as others (or more)? Here's what the research shows.