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More Scandals in For-Profit Medicine

Universal Health Services is a holding company that provides behavioral health services. Its Oklahoma subsidiary, Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health System, is now being penalized by loss of Medicaid and Medicare contracts. 255 more words


UChicago Medicine collaborates with Google to use machine learning for better health care

The University of Chicago Medicine is collaborating with Google to study ways to use data in electronic medical records to make discoveries that could improve the quality of health care. 726 more words

At The Bedside

States with Best Healthcare in US

US News published a ranking of states on quality of healthcare.  The top 10 don’t necessarily mirror population migration patterns, but who wouldn’t want to live where the best healthcare is found? 73 more words


Hospital Costs by State

Kaiser Health Facts has published the average per diem cost of a hospital stay.  Costs will vary between hospitals, but it is clear that some states are just more expensive than others. 703 more words


Choosing a Doctor, Revisited

In an earlier blog, I reposted the report of a speech by a senior physician regarding how he selected a specialist for his own treatment.  I added information in subsequent posts about issues to consider in selecting a doctor as that information became available.  402 more words


New Tools for Seeing Brain Injuries

One of the limitations on doctors ability to treat many diseases is the inability to see the disease.  That’s true with many cancers, where the exact boundaries of a cancer aren’t visible and isolated cell clusters can be missed entirely.  441 more words


The Unexpected Costs of Beating Cancer

Cancer is a scary word for most people.  The C-word — some refuse to say its name — in the past has meant lengthy treatment with poisons and uncertain results.  606 more words