Providers must practice patience in labor and delivery

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 19, 2016

I read with interest the article “In California, where moms deliver affects whether they have a C-section." As a private-practice OB-GYN for the past 23 years working mostly in a community hospital, the numbers showing high variability in the state certainly raise the question, who is...

Plenty of reasons why insurance shouldn't be employer-based, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 06, 2016

Regarding the Feb. 1 editorial “The future of employer-based insurance,” finally a rational discussion about this fundamental flaw in our system. There are numerous reasons why we don't need employers picking health plans for their employees, but we do need their money, which in reality...

Kudos to Dr. Hanna-Attisha for leading the way in Flint, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 30, 2016

Regarding the article “Doctor researching Flint lead was approved for study in two days," kudos to Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Hurley Medical Center for standing firm on this matter, to continue to ring the bell on the truth—for the good of the Flint, Mich., community, which deserved...

Workplace clinics need to emphasize care coordination, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 19, 2015

Regarding the recent feature “Company doctoring” which focused on healthcare costs, let's not overlook another key component to managing cost: coordination of care with the employee's regular primary-care provider, if the worker has one.

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