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Taking a Lesson from Taiwan

Government payers like Medicare and Medicaid are attempting to move away from the current fee-for-service model of health care billing—which some believe provides incentive for doctors to perform unnecessary tests and procedures—in favor of a [...]

January 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Crisis Becomes Opportunity

Image: Andrew Mason (Flickr / Creative Commons) Increased liability premiums, lax court requirements for evidence of fault, and the threat of insurers pulling out of the medical liability market culminated in France’s malpractice crisis. The [...]

April 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Complementary Coverage in Canada’s Medicare Program

Complimentary private insurance improves utilization of medication among Canadian seniors with Medicare. Medication non-adherence is a large factor affecting health and ultimately the cost of care. One reason that patients may not take medications [...]

May 28, 2013 // 3 Comments

[Anecdotes] How would you fix the health care system?

I was working in the ER this weekend when one of my nurses asked me a simple question: “How would you fix the health care system?” Obviously, this is a complex problem requiring complex solutions, but in an environment where at any [...]

December 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

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