Regarding your recent story “Study fuels push for FDA e-cigarette regulation” (ModernHealthcare.com, Aug. 19), youth exposure to television e-cigarette advertisements, measured by target rating points, increased 256% from 2011 to 2013
Regarding the recent article “Meaningful use of EHRs by doctors fell in 2014” (ModernHealthcare.com, Aug. 12), it is astounding that the CMS would expect Medicare patients, who often have five or more physicians, to log in with each of their doctors on different websites with different...
Your article about Essure, “Delayed scrutiny: Reported problems with birth-control device expose gaps in postmarket oversight,” requires clarification.
Thank you for the thought-provoking editorial on the need for further healthcare reform: "Think big of healthcare finance reform".
There are advances being made in healthcare that border on the stunning. Witness the gains made by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong as one example. Despite laudable gains in knowledge and therapeutics, our healthcare picture remains saddled by inefficiencies and an unsustainable cost structure. In that same...
The new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics measure of hospital productivity, featured in the July 13 editorial (“New approaches needed to solve hospitals' productivity woes,” p. 30) admittedly rests on a crude measure of output.
I was happy to be involved in the recent Modern Healthcare article on biosimilars naming, “Fate of cost-saving biosimilar drugs may hinge on naming policy”, and thank the publication for correcting the pharmaceutical payment attributed to my name.
The recent article on the risks associated with catheter use for patients requiring dialysis “Dialysis patients get substandard care despite guidelines” didn't identify policy solutions that could reduce catheters and lead to increased use of grafts and fistulas, the preferred forms of...
The recent Guest Comment “As U.S. relies more on nurse practitioners, we need to learn more about them,” reveals a troubling lack of knowledge about the extensive body of research on nurse practitioners.
Regarding the recent online Guest Commentary “Addressing the nexus of housing and healthcare”, the work being done by the Bipartisan Policy Center's Health and Housing Task Force is on target.
Regarding the recent Comment/Guest Expert, “Higher employee cost-sharing could undermine job-based coverage system”, the Commonwealth Fund's Dr. David Blumenthal addressed many salient facts and issues relating to employer-based health insurance in his editorial.
Regarding the recent feature “Physician quality pay not paying off”, several reviews have shown no improvement in population health measures or cost savings from pay-for-performance or pay-for-quality.