Category Archives: Headline of the Day

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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The CT Department of Health Adverse Event Report was released and it is not great news for patients

November 4, 2016

I was recently interviewed for this story, Medical Errors Decline 3 Percent In 2015, on medical errors in Connecticut.  Three percent is not enough.  We must keep raising peoples awareness that patient

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CMS Updates Hospital Results for Patients and Caregivers

August 25, 2016

On July 27th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the results for the following eighteen measures of hospital quality on its patient-oriented website, Hospital Compare (www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html):  

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Ask These Three Questions to Get Better Healthcare

August 8, 2016

  Peter Pronovost MD PhD;  July 13, 2016   <img alt=”Ask These Three Questions to Get Better Healthcare” class=”StretchedBox W(100%) H(100%) ie-7_H(a)” src=”http://l1.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/pGelLrxhyWLHhEQ_rHVqJA–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9ODAw/http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/homerun/robb_report_221/d691e2362bfc8c7ee4a9ee6924453fd6″/> These three key questions can transform healthcare decisions.

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