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Patients much likelier to choose hospital that employs their doctor

By Melanie Evans  |  September 01, 2015

When patients have to go to the hospital, they're likely to choose a facility that employs their doctor, a new study suggests. The study, which finds that patients of independent doctors often choose low-cost and high-quality hospitals, hints that not all organizations are successfully integrating...

VA doesn't know why its hospitals have done fewer reviews of mistakes

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 31, 2015

The Veterans Affairs Department is conducting fewer reviews of medical errors, even though the number of such problems has increased, according to a report by the GAO. The VA said it is aware of the decrease in reviews, but has not studied why it has happened.

Researchers track high-flying pathogens

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 29, 2015

The next time you use the bathroom on an airplane, you may be donating a first-class research sample to help monitor infectious disease in real time.

Safety leaders tackle diagnosis mistakes ahead of report

By Sabriya Rice  |  August 26, 2015

More than a dozen healthcare organizations have formed a coalition to address diagnosis errors as the industry awaits a report from the National Academy of Medicine that's expected to shed new light on the gravity of the problem.

Few Medicare ACOs earned bonuses in 2014

By Melanie Evans  |  August 25, 2015

Three out of four Medicare accountable care organizations did not slow health spending enough to earn bonuses last year, a continuation of mixed results for an initiative that federal officials have targeted for rapid expansion.

Corrective ads don't do much correcting

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 25, 2015

Advertising designed to correct misleading claims drugmakers initially make regarding their products is ineffective toward changing consumer views, according to a new study.

Q&A: Obama's narrowly confirmed surgeon general on fostering a culture of prevention

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 22, 2015

Dr. Vivek Murthy was confirmed in December as the 19th U.S. surgeon general after his nomination was stalled by opposition from the National Rifle Association, which objected to his comments about gun violence as a public health issue. Modern Healthcare recently spoke with Murthy about his goals...

Female sex pill spurs new questions

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 22, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration's recent approval of Addyi, the first drug to increase sexual desire in women, could lead to some new and complicated conversations in doctors' offices across the country.

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