Medical economics

When physicians integrate with hospitals, costs go up, study says

When physicians integrate with hospitals, the cost of health care rises even though there's no evidence patients get better treatment, according to a new paper by experts at Rice University and Blue Cross and Blue Shield ...


1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers 'surprise' bill

Roughly one in every six times someone is taken to an emergency room or checks in to the hospital, the treatment is followed by a "surprise" medical bill, according to a study released Thursday. And depending on where you ...


Excessive testing may be compromising T2DM care

(HealthDay)—Many Americans with type 2 diabetes may be getting unnecessary tests—and, in some cases, needless changes in medication, according to a study published online Dec. 8 in The BMJ.

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