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Rate of Paid Malpractice Claims Decreased by Half in US

Rate of Paid Malpractice Claims Decreased by Half in US

Mean compensation amounts and the percentage of paid claims exceeding $1 million increased, with wide differences in rates and characteristics across specialties.

CMS Proposes Rule Changes to Increase Health Insurance Choices

CMS Proposes Rule Changes to Increase Health Insurance Choices

The new rule proposes a variety of policy and operational changes to stabilize the healthcare insurance marketplace.

Undocumented Immigrants Unable to Get Adequate End-of-Life Care

Undocumented Immigrants Unable to Get Adequate End-of-Life Care

Two U.S. studies find that undocumented immigrants are unable to get adequate dialysis and end-of-life care.

Majority of PCPs Oppose Complete Repeal of Obamacare

Majority of PCPs Oppose Complete Repeal of Obamacare

PCPs strongly endorse key elements of the ACA and only 15% want the law completely repealed.

Higher Drug Prices Driven By FDA Regulation

Higher Drug Prices Driven By FDA Regulation

Follow-on drugs can take up to 15 years to research, develop, and obtain approval due to regulatory barriers.

ACA Increased Coverage, Access for Patients With Chronic Disease

ACA Increased Coverage, Access for Patients With Chronic Disease

ACA increased coverage and access for persons with chronic disease, however, substantial gaps remain for minorities.

Implementing Sepsis Guidelines Improves ED Outcomes

Implementing Sepsis Guidelines Improves ED Outcomes

Sepsis guidelines improve assessment, recognition, and management of patients with sepsis at emergency departments.

US Election: ACP Asks Congress to Spare the Affordable Care Act

US Election: ACP Asks Congress to Spare the Affordable Care Act

The American College of Physicians penned a letter asking Congress to reconsider repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Quality and Safety Negatively Associated With Provider Burnout

Quality and Safety Negatively Associated With Provider Burnout

Greater burnout is associated with worse quality health care and decreased patient safety.

US Spending on Personal and Public Healthcare Continues to Soar

US Spending on Personal and Public Healthcare Continues to Soar

Substantial increases from 1996 through 2013 seen in US spending on personal health care and public health.

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