From the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The average outpatient visit in the United States costs nearly $500, according to a new scientific study. In addition, the average inpatient stay had a price tag… Read More
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I read 1,182 emergency room bills this year. Here’s what I learned. By Sarah Kliff, for Vox. A $5,571 bill to sit in a waiting room, $238 eye drops, and a $60 ibuprofen tell the… Read More
For someone in her 30s, I’ve spent a lot of time in doctors’ offices and hospitals, shivering on exam tables in my open-to-the-front gown, recording my medical history on multiple forms, having enough blood drawn in little...
Overly aggressive care can hurt patients, generating mistakes and injuries believed to cause 30,000 deaths each year. From Kaiser Health News, May 24, 2017. It’s common knowledge in medicine: Doctors routinely order tests on hospital… Read More
From the FDA. “Since the FDA first issued warnings about the risk of spreading unsuspected uterine cancer from the use of laparoscopic power morcellators, we have continued to review new research to ensure our recommendations… Read More
From the FDA. How do I know if I have a metal-on-metal hip implant? Patients are usually told about the type of implant they are receiving prior to the surgery. If you are uncertain about… Read More
The opening of health plan enrollment under the Affordable Care Act has many Americans over the age of 65 thinking of and planning for their medical expenses and procedures. For many seniors, the process of...
The FDA posts summaries of information about the most serious medical device recalls. These products are on the list because there is a reasonable chance that they could cause serious health problems or death. Use...
By Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger. On the heels of a report from the General Accounting Office criticizing the way the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) handles approvals of medical devices (such as the DePuy… Read More
By Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr , Associated Press. Desperate for relief after years of agony, Jim Taft listened intently as his pain management doctor described a medical device that could change his life. It wouldn’t… Read More