An increasing number of nonprofit hospitals are seeking large monetary donations from patients through so-called 'grateful patient programs,' Phil Galewitz reports for the New York Times, but some experts are questioning whether the hospitals' strategies for identifying patient donors are ethical.
What people really say before they die is a "little-studied realm," but recent investigations are beginning to shed light on the subject—and suggesting ways that providers can better care for patients at the end of life, Michael Erard writes for the Atlantic.
Committees in the Senate and House on Tuesday began a series of hearings focused on health care issues, including prescription drug prices, protections for U.S. residents with pre-existing medical conditions, and health insurance options.
Robert Montgomery, the director of NYU Langone's Transplant Institute, for years has been advising transplant patients to opt for hepatitis C-infected organs, and now he's a living example of how successful procedures with such organs can be, Sumathi Reddy reports for the Wall Street Journal.
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