The public health legacy of slavery: The Baltimore Sun

Filed Under: Costs

The public health legacy of slavery: The Baltimore Sun

“It has been 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in the British colonies, yet the bodies of many Americans today are still marked by the effects of that horrible institution,” Lisa A. Cooper and Jeremy Greene write in The Baltimore Sun. “Across the nation, African American adults have death rates from heart disease […]

Physician survey: Unneeded medical care is common, driven by fear of malpractice

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Physician survey: Unneeded medical care is common, driven by fear of malpractice

“A new national survey of more than 2,000 physicians across multiple specialties finds that physicians believe overtreatment is common and mostly perpetuated by fear of malpractice, as well as patient demand and some profit motives,” a release on Insurance NewsNet tells us. “A report on the findings, published in PLOS ONE, highlights physicians’ perspectives on […]

Federal study of transparency providers, including Clearhealthcosts

Summary: A study of transparency sites was just released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Clearhealthcosts.com figures in the study, “Public Reporting of Cost Measures in Health An Environmental Scan of Current Practice and Assessment of Consumer Centeredness,” prepared by the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice […]