News tagged with journal of general internal medicine

Study shows displaying lab costs upfront can save money

Health care costs continue to go up, and physicians control more than 80 percent of those costs. Could providing physicians with real-time information about the cost of what they order help to restrain excessive testing? ...

Nov 21, 2013
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TV drug ads: The whole truth?

Consumers should be wary when watching those advertisements for pharmaceuticals on the nightly TV news, as six out of 10 claims could potentially mislead the viewer, say researchers in an article published in the Journal of ...

Sep 16, 2013
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Trust in physician eases talks about medical expenses

Strong relationships with physicians, particularly those that are long standing, are likely to increase patients' openness to talk about health care costs when decisions are being made about their treatment options. According ...

Jul 24, 2013
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