Surveys suggest most doctors and nurses understand the significant safety issues associated with the use of cell phones and laptops during surgery. But that’s not stopping them from pulling out the distracting devices.
April 16, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
For years, patients have had few ways to compare doctors beyond their reputations. With a huge Medicare data release, that may soon change.
April 15, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Nearly every large drug maker based in the United States had at least one academic medical center official on its board, raising questions about their independence.
April 4, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Sign-ups were supposed to formally end yesterday, and attention is shifting from marketing to measuring whether the law is meetings its goals.
April 1, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
After signing up for coverage and disclosing they were smokers, about 100 New Hampshire consumers, including Terry Wetherby, find their new Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield policies canceled because they were charged incorrect “non-smoker” rates.
March 26, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
A fellow at American Enterprise Institute faults steps by the Obama administration to delay parts of the Affordable Care Act, saying they amount to dismantling the program in ways that will make it harder to sustain.
March 24, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
Rennie Gibbs, a 16-year-old in Mississippi when she gave birth to a stillborn child, is facing life in prison for taking cocaine during her pregnancy. Hers is among a burgeoning number of cases in which women are prosecuted for allegedly endangering their unborn children.
March 20, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
A study by Medicare’s inspector general of skilled nursing facilities says nearly 22,000 patients were injured and more than 1,500 died in a single month—a higher rate of medical errors than hospitals.
March 11, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
Oregon, Minnesota, Maryland, and Massachusetts are still struggling to get back on track after a disastrous launch that makes HealthCare.gov look successful by comparison.
February 26, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
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