The requirement for an individual prescription has unintended consequences for patients, who will have fewer treatment options at a significantly higher cost.
Facts are often not enough to overcome people’s tendency to ignore information that contradicts their pre-existing attitudes and beliefs.
For the study, Mayo turned to the Rochester Epidemiology Project, a medical database of more than 142,000 residents of Olmsted County.
Americans — including those who are “highly advantaged” — die at earlier ages and have more illnesses than their counterparts in other developed countries, according to new report.
The Penny George Institute adds once-fringe healing arts to hospital patients’ treatments; the results are earning respect in the medical mainstream.
As reporter Jeanne Lenzer points out, overtreatment is both costly and deadly. “Overly aggressive treatment is estimated to cause 30,000 deaths among Medicare recipients alone each year,” she writes.
Giving patients more say in their medical treatment choices improves outcomes and saves money, according to a new Atlantic magazine article.
WASHINGTON — About 690,000 Minnesotans went some time without health insurance in 2010. Those with preexisting conditions could be left uninsured under Romney’s plan.
U.S. health-care waste comes in many forms: unnecessary services, excess administrative costs, inefficiently delivered services, inflated prices, fraud and missed prevention opportunities.
The study found that most of the Americans who are dying as a result of the United States’ higher rate are under the age of 65 — in other words, people who are not eligible for Medicare.
Massachusetts was first in the US to pass health-care reform that included an individual mandate to buy insurance. Now it aims to be the first to control costs. Will its plan, approved Tuesday, work?
After six years of reform, Massachusetts has the highest rate of health-care coverage in the US, but effects of its ‘tax penalty’ on employers are less clear. Some fear penalties are hamstringing job creation.
US Supreme Court ruling on the health-care reform law’s constitutionality will affect more than the making of public policy. It could also swing the federal budget significantly in either direction.
Former U.S. Sen. David Durenberger, MinnPost political reporter Eric Black, and U of M political science professor Larry Jacobs to discuss politics, health care, and more.