Shared medical appointments, or group visits, are becoming a popular — and possibly more satisfying — way to see the doctor.
When it comes to treating their kids’ cuts and bruises, more parents are turning to the convenience of retail pediatric clinics. Are they a good substitute for the pediatrician’s office?
Score one for pushy parents. The families of two children with cystic fibrosis who need new lungs but were ineligible for adult organs have successfully used the courts and public opinion to get their daughter and son on the
We’re supposed to be more proactive about our health, and engage in making decisions that can impact our care. But what if that decision-sharing just adds to our medical bills?
Missed diagnoses out-ranked medication overdoses and surgical mistakes in causing the most patient harm.
It’s a basic tenet of smart shopping — compare prices so you can find the best deal. Doctors, however, are often in the dark about what medical tests cost.
As a surgeon, I want to commend Steven Brill on an outstanding article. A detailed discussion about the pricing and profits in health care is long overdue. You succeeded in putting a personal face on this crisis, and yes, it is a …
How much does it cost to stay healthy? Readers shared their thoughts — and their remarkable health care charges — following Steven Brill’s recent TIME cover story, “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us”
The cash flow for Sloan-Kettering comes from more than just drug markups. It also comes from the high pricing enabled by a great brand and an enterprise that has learned how to expand the reach of its brand
The new issue of TIME magazine explores the problem of rising medical bills, examining who is setting such high prices and pocketing the biggest profits. Read social media reaction to the cover story here, and share your own thoughts at #bitterpill.
How outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying our health care
Simple lab work done during a few days in the hospital can cost more than a car. A trip to the emergency room for chest pains that turn out to be indigestion brings a bill that can exceed the price of a semester at college. When …