Medications

Are generics as good as brand-name drugs?

(HealthDay)—Generics make up 80 percent of drug prescriptions filled in the United States and are a big cost savings for consumers.

Medical economics

Business degree increasingly useful for doctors

(HealthDay)—Having a Master of Business Administration degree (M.B.A.) can help doctors with important, practice-related decisions, according to a report published recently in Physician Practice.

Health

Electronic health records don't reduce administrative costs

The federal government thought that adopting certified electronic health record systems (EHR) would reduce administrative costs for physicians in a variety of specialties. However, a major new study conducted by researchers ...

Health

Administrative costs estimated at health care system

(HealthDay)—The estimated costs of billing range from $20 for a primary care visit to $215 for an inpatient surgical procedure, according to a study published in the Feb. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical ...

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