Tags » Health Policy
Worried Sick is a new report from the Scottish Association for Mental Health. It reflects concerns about the way that people with mental health problems are left to negotiate the reefs of the benefit system without adequate support; in six cases SAMH workers had to help people attempting suicide because of what was happening. 52 more words
Dartmouth analysis slams Choosing Wisely campaign, showing how many of the recommendations are “pathetic” and do not affect the major money makers for many healthcare providers. 113 more words
By Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc; Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD; and Nicholas W. Stine, MD
As an increasing body of research demonstrates, there’s a link between “social determinants”—such as poverty, low educational attainment, unemployment, and housing instability—and the propensity for poor health. 1,251 more words
Health Care Renewal: Planned Obsolescence Disguised as Innovation, Oligopoly Disguised as a Free Market, and the Enrichment of Oligarchs
This is a long read, but a great essay on how our healthcare system is a rigged, crony capitalist cesspool. We don’t have a free healthcare market and have never had one. 88 more words
Excellent example of the adverse, even lunatic, incentives in our healthcare system that accelerate spending for all the wrong reasons.