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Chronic Care Management: Does it work?

According to one recent study, the answer is ‘yes’. “…mortality is reduced by chronic care management, irrespective of the differences between the studies included. Furthermore, the meta-regression analysis revealed that all-cause hospitalization and the quality of life could significantly be improved by chronic care management. The study quality, the length of follow-up, and the number […]

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How prevalent are errors in medical research?

The latest issue of The Atlantic has profiles brave thinkers. One of these brave thinkers is Dr. John Ioannidis, who is profiled in “Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science.” Dr. Ioannidis challenges much of the medical establishment by charging that most medical studies are biased, misleading, or flat out incorrect. In the article, author David […]

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Money Driven Medicine: A Review

I recently watched the movie Money Driven Medicine.  The movie documents many of the current ills of the American healthcare system.  The movie’s focus details how financial incentives drive both the quantity and quality of care.  Any health economist will of course say ‘duh’, but for those who believe that medicine is purely an altruistic […]

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