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The madness of American medical billing, in one woman’s tweets

(Source: www.vox.com)

A day before a long-scheduled surgery, Aminatou Sow got an unexpected phone call: Her hospital wanted her to pay her share of medical bill before the operation took place. 907 more words

Lifestyle

What to Do When Elderly Patients Refuse to Eat

Kyle has been working as Greg’s caregiver for three months now. Greg, who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, has become increasingly challenging at mealtimes — and Kyle isn’t sure how to respond. 531 more words

Blog Post

The Innovation Health Care Really Needs: Help People Manage Their Own Health

(Source: hbr.org)

In most industries, disruption comes from startups. Yet almost all health care innovation funded since 2000 has been sustaining to the industry’s business model rather than disruptive. 1,161 more words

Money Matters

Brian Turley Awards 2018 for Patient and Carer Involvement now open to all three London CLAHRCs

This inaugural award was made in 2017 by NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London in memory of Brian Turley, a dedicated and committed patient advocate and disability rights campaigner. 176 more words

NIHR

YOU'RE DAMNED IF YOU DO AND YOU'LL DIE A HORRIBLE DEATH IF YOU DON'T

A recent viral infection took me to A&E (I said I’d walk but it insisted on driving). It’s been quite some time since I was last admitted, and I was reminded of how scary hospitals must be to the uninitiated and previously well. 430 more words

Transplant