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CancerLinQ. MD hand hygiene. DeepMind and NHS collaborate. 4 types of macroeconomics. Drug coupons. Are integrated delivery systems a good idea? Stadium finance.

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Cancer liquid biopsies. Regional variation may not reflect inefficiency. Health care costs for average american family >$25,000/year. The 10 year breast cancer treatment. Peanut allergies and kids UnitedHealth exits California Are urban or rural docs more likely to use EMRs?

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ASCO revises its value framework. Do cell phones cause cancer? Thinking differently about care value. My stressful quest to get a prescription filled. Increasing vaccines prices? And last but not least, David Harlow of HealthBlawg hosts the latest edition of the Health Wonk Review.

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Money back guarantee

With increasing pressure on the price of health care services, a number of firms are seeking innovative pricing strategies.  Stat reports: Stryker, a medical device company, developed its SurgiCount system to accurately track these sponges. This March, it announced it is backing the product with a $5 million guarantee. If the system is used as […]

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Our vets deserve better

The VA has been at the forefront of innovation in integrated care delivery.  ViSTA is the VA’s award winning IT system.  The VA has been aggresive in making sure veterans use generic drugs when these are available. Even if the VA provides high quality care, veterans are having increasing problems accessing this care. The issue […]

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The “nightmare superbug” Huckabee on the return of “death panels” Life after death. Breakfast debunked? Obamacare rate increases in NY

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Is there a quality footprint? Using polio to treat cancer? P4P for PCSK9s. Hospital ratings. Nutritional advice from around the world.

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MIPS and APM, explained. Medical errors = #3 cause of death. Should you circumcise your children? Eminent domain for drugs? The end of qualitative research?

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The Terrorist Economist?

Truth is stranger than fiction. The Washington Post reports: she’d seen had been her seatmate’s cryptic notes, scrawled in a script she didn’t recognize. Maybe it was code, or some foreign lettering, possibly the details of a plot to destroy the dozens of innocent lives aboard American Airlines Flight 3950. She may have felt it her duty to […]

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Ambulances in China. MACRA. MIPS. APM. Confessions of a Health Plan CEO. What causes variation in physician practice patterns? Chernobyl, not so bad after all?

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