A law meant to shame doctors who receive payments and gifts from drug companies in exchange for prescribing their medications to patients has given rise to some unexpected consequences.
Out-of-pocket expenses for prescription medications impose a heavy financial burden, especially on low- and middle-income patients with chronic diseases, often reducing adherence to medication and worsening health outcomes.
A team of researchers are looking at all angles to figure out how to reduce the rates of health-care-associated infections for patients who get ventricular assist devices.
Undocumented immigrants with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States are ineligible for federal assistance from Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchanges.
Regulations should strike a balance between personal privacy rights and the potential for “big data” research to improve patient care and fuel innovation