Below is a list of 10 top prescribing errors that cause death or severe harm to patients. Data from observational research, patient safety incident reports, yellow card reports and medical indemnity claims was used to determine the top 10 errors. ...
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You recently had a medical procedure, but now your insurance won’t pay for it. If that’s what you are facing, you’re likely frustrated and upset. But don’t panic. You may be able to get your plan to reverse...
Contract disputes between insurers and medical providers are causing uncertainty and disruption among patients. By Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News. David Lerman, a lawyer in Berkeley, Calif., changed health plans this year, only to learn… Read More
Every day parents face difficult medical decisions regarding their minor children. For example, parents need to decide when to seek medical care and treatment for their sick child or whether or not to vaccinate a healthy… Read More
Secretive ‘Rebate Trap’ Keeps Generic Drugs For Diabetes And Other Ills Out Of Reach. By Jay Hancock and Sydney Lupkin, Kaiser Health News.. Lisa Crook was lucky. She saved $800 last year after her insurance… Read More
“Landmark” Maternal Health Legislation Clears Major Hurdle. In the wake of the ProPublica and NPR series “Lost Mothers,” the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill to fund state committees to review and investigate… Read More
Mistakes can affect your health care and outcomes. By law, you have the right to correct errors in your medical records. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) ensures that your medical records are...
By Matt Stanley, Anna Wilde Mathews and Melanie Evans, For the Wall Street Journal. More primary-care doctors work directly for hospitals, and they are being pushed to keep lucrative referrals in-house. Phoebe Putney Health System… Read More
By Emily R. Siegel, Cynthia McFadden, Kevin Monahan, Andrew W. Lehren and Pauliina Siniauer, for NBC News. Nearly 17,000 events were classified as device malfunctions over the past 10 years in an FDA database, according… Read More
By Sarah Jane Tribble and Chris Bartlett for Kaiser Health News. Susie Christoff tried several drugs to cope with her painful psoriatic arthritis before finding Cosentyx worked the best. The problem was the cost. Europeans… Read More