Welcome to our Weekly Roundup, bringing you a compilation of articles we’ve come across recently to help you stay up to date on some of the latest healthcare news.
This week’s edition includes stories about unsustainable Medicaid spending, the placebo effect of “useless” surgeries and non-profit assistance programs that help patients gain access to care.
Despite their popularity, some surgical procedures are backed by few clinical trials—and offer little more (if any) benefit than nonsurgical treatments.
The safety net of Medicaid has helped pay for many seniors’ care, but it was never intended to be a long-term solution.
Measuring improvements in health is a difficult and lengthy process, but early indicators show that Americans are becoming healthier under the ACA.
Large health systems might not be the best route to improved care delivery and strong provider/patient relationships.
- Non-profit patient assistance programs are filling in the gap between life-saving and life-sustaining treatments and the people who can’t afford them.