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Cutting health-care costs one appendix at a time

Consumer price comparison is almost nonexistent in the U.S. health care system, but a new study shows that when given the choice between a less costly "open" operation or a pricier laparoscopy for their children's appendicitis, ...

Sep 11, 2014
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ACP introduces free 'High value care' case studies

(HealthDay)—In an effort to improve health care and eliminate wasteful practices, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has developed a series of High Value Care cases studies, available online for free.

Jan 10, 2014
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For cancer patients, new tool predicts financial pain

Cancer care has a new side effect. Along with the distress that comes with a cancer diagnosis and the discomforts of treatment, more patients now have to deal with "financial toxicity," the expense, anxiety and loss of confidence ...

Jun 20, 2014
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Economic growth no cure for child undernutrition

A large study of child growth patterns in 36 developing countries finds that, contrary to widely held beliefs, economic growth has little to no effect on the nutritional status of the world's poorest children. The study, ...

Mar 26, 2014
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