Patient Engagement in Research: A Toolkit for Patient-Family Advisory Councils

October 10, 2017

From Planetree through a project that was funded by a Eugene Washington Engagement Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support our understanding of how Patient-Family Advisory Councils engage

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Case: Avoiding Cognitive Bias in Diagnosing Sepsis

September 24, 2017

September is Sepsis Awareness Month.  According to the Sepsis Alliance, it is also a leading cause of death worldwide.  So why is it that so many people, including health care

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Cultivating Empathy for Better Mental Health

September 21, 2017

Communication Matters  |  July 2017  |  Barbara Andrews and Elizabeth Morrison THE THICKET OF STIGMA surrounding mental illness impedes care and progress for the individuals who need help, for the caregivers charged

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An Invitation to Patient and Family Engaged Care for Consumers: What it is, Why it Matters and How Patients and Families Can Engage

July 24, 2017

As one of the co-authors, I am excited to share that the BMJ has just published, as a response to a British Medical Journal editorial, An Invitation to Patient and Family Engaged Care for

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The Puzzling Popularity of Back Surgery in Certain Regions

April 4, 2017

the New York Times  | The New Health Care  |  By AUSTIN FRAKT and JONATHAN SKINNER  |  FEB. 13, 2017 You might think that once drugs, devices and medical procedures

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Those Indecipherable Medical Bills? They’re One Reason Health Care Costs So Much

April 4, 2017

The New York Times Magazine  |  By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL  |  MARCH 29, 2017 “… A scan showed she was suffering from a subarachnoid hemorrhage. A vessel had burst, and blood was

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Physician Appointment Wait Times Up 30% from 2014

April 4, 2017

Health Leaders  |  John Commins  |   March 21, 2017 The survey found that the average rate of physician Medicare acceptance is 85% in the 15 large metro markets and 81%

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Workers Who Give Care To The Homebound Often Can’t Afford To Get Their Own

April 4, 2017

KHN Kaiser Health News  |  By Shefali Luthra March 31, 2017 For more than two decades, Celeste Thompson, 57, a home care worker in Missoula, Mont., had not had regular contact

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Markups On Care Can Fatten Hospital Budgets — Even If Few Patients Foot The Full Bill

April 4, 2017

KHN Kaiser Health News  |  By Chad Terhune April 3, 2017 Few patients pay a hospital’s full price for a procedure or test. But a new study shows why those

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Sick after hours? How to navigate your health care options

April 4, 2017

CTMirror  |  By: Arielle Levin Becker | March 27, 2017 This story is the latest in a series on how to better navigate the health care system. So you’re coming down with

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