A state-by-state report measuring access to care, quality of care, health outcomes, and health disparities across the United States by David C. Radley, Sara R. Collins, and Jesse C. Baumgartner for The Commonwealth Fund. See...
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Medical records privacy laws outline patients’ rights to secrecy of their medical information, and the circumstances under which that information may (or must) be disclosed. Choose a link from the list below for state-specific laws...
By Melissa Bailey, KHN.org, FEBRUARY 4, 2020. Excerpts from the original article. Dr. Keith Corl was working in a Las Vegas emergency room when a patient arrived with chest pain. The patient, wearing his street clothes,… Read More
By Sydney Lupkin, NPR Shots, Jan 14, 2020. The Food and Drug Administration has gotten faster at approving new prescription drugs over the past four decades, but the evidence it relies on in making those… Read More
Do Medical Bills Really Devastate America’s Families? BY KIMBERLY AMADEO, the Balance, Updated November 19, 2019. Medical bills are reported to be the number one cause of U.S. bankruptcies. One study has claimed that 62% of bankruptcies were… Read More
From The Davis Law Group, Feb. 19, 2019. Because of the multi-million dollar lawsuits and disciplinary sanctions that typically result from medical errors and other forms of hospital negligence, it has long been understood that… Read More
By Liz Szabo, KHN, October 22, 2019. When Dr. Worta McCaskill-Stevens made an appointment for a mammogram last year, she expected a simple breast cancer screening ― not a heavy-handed sales pitch. A receptionist asked… Read More
Researchers Find Racial Bias in Hospital Algorithm By Melanie Evans & Anna Wilde Mathews, The Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2019. Black patients were less likely than white patients to get extra medical help, despite… Read More