Health

Primary care at a crossroads: Experts call for change

The old adage about a frog that gets put in a pot of cold water on a stove, and doesn't leap out even as the heat slowly climbs to boiling, might seem like a strange metaphor for primary care. But for many primary care providers ...

Medical economics

Spending on primary care continues to lag in the U.S.

(HealthDay)—Spending on inpatient services, specialty care, and prescriptions together accounted for about two-thirds of the increase in total U.S. health care spending from 2002 to 2016, according to a research letter ...

Health

High-priced specialty drugs: Exposing the flaws in the system

My husband, Andy, has Parkinson's disease. A year ago, his neurologist recommended a new pill that he was to take at bedtime. We quickly learned that the medication would cost US$1,300 for a one-month supply of 30 pills. ...

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