October 8, 2018

Weekly review: It doesn't matter where your doctor went to med school, study finds

Daily Briefing

    This radiologist took an air ambulance to save his arm—and ended up with a $56,603 bill (Monday, Oct. 1)
    When an accident left Naveed Khan with a "6-inch-wide exposed flesh gap" on his forearm, doctors determined he needed to be immediately transported 108 miles to a trauma center to save his arm. Ultimately, his arm was amputated anyway—and he found himself facing a $56,603 ambulance bill.

    Baylor Scott & White, Memorial Hermann plan to merge: What you need to know (Tuesday, Oct. 2)
    Baylor Scott & White Health and Memorial Hermann Health System on Monday announced plans to merge, creating a 68-hospital system with annual revenue of over $14 billion.

    It doesn't matter where your doctor went to med school, study finds (Wednesday, Oct. 3)
    The ranking of a doctor's medical school has little to no relation to the provider's patient mortality and readmissions rates, according to a study published in The BMJ.

    The highest- and lowest-paid doctors, in 5 charts (Thursday, Oct. 4)
    There's no question that physicians are among America's highest-paid workers: The typical U.S. physician earned $299,000 last year. But why do some doctors get paid two or three times as much as others (or more)?

    The 4 questions to ask before you hit 'send' (Friday, Oct. 5)
    Your email inbox is likely overflowing with vague, unnecessary, or unactionable emails—but let's face it: You've probably sent more than a few emails that fall into those categories, too. Here are the four questions to ask yourself before you hit "send."

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