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JAMA Forum: Is “Firing” the Patient an Unintended Consequence of Value-Based Payment?

How frequent is the practice of “firing” patients? Research is sparse, but one recent survey found that one-fifth of pediatricians said they had dismissed families for refusing childhood immunizations. 1,316 more words

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Guns, Drugs and Cars

This week’s JAMA released a comparison of major causes of injury death and how they contribute to the gap in life expectancy between the US and other high-income countries. 294 more words

Medical Research

Why "evidence-based" is meaningless and we should stop using it

Whether policy or programs, “evidence-based” is the mantra. In a wide range of disciplines, many would go as far to say that evidence-based is fundamental… 729 more words

Deductibles: A Significant Component of Health Insurance

Until recently, health insurance deductibles have proven to be quite a catch 22. On one hand, Americans would rather not have to pay a deductible or co-payment before receiving healthcare; however, it’s simultaneously impossible to ignore that deductibles have helped to make health insurance more affordable and, for some Americans, possible to have at all. 412 more words

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