Keyword: Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week found a big uptick in advertising for medical products and services.
A surgery that improves a younger person’s quality of life could easily do the opposite for an elderly patient.
The healthcare system needs new ways to educate and train providers, says a former Harvard Medical School dean.
A study in Washington state found that in a single year more than 600,000 patients underwent treatment they didn’t need.
There are several reasons why accountable care organizations may generate sluggish savings, according to a new study.
Overtreatment of breast cancer and other diseases is pervasive, burdening patients and the healthcare system with high costs and needless suffering.
Some physicians and other industry experts are growing uneasy about the role of marketing in leveraging parental fears to sell the MenB vaccine.
The AMA is one of seven medical organizations now allied with the Human Diagnosis Project aimed at virtually connecting patients with specialists.
Just as people record more and more of their life events, many now record conversations at doctor’s visits.
Few patients have an advance directive in place, a new study finds, indicating that the industry must address barriers to completing these documents.