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31 Jul Is That Really Necessary?

By Ann Robinow Attempting to alter the health care marketplace so provider decisions are based on patient value has shaped my career for the last 20 years.   Often use of the health care delivery system creates a learning opportunity for me as well as the poor, unsuspecting...

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21 Jul Managing My Costs of Care

By Jay Warner Before losing my health insurance in 2009, it never occurred to me to be concerned about a little thing like a blood test.  Since 1986 I’d been having three vials of blood drawn each year during my physical.  My doctor would authorize it,...

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14 Jul Access Our Medicine

By Graham Dover, PhD I was fortunate in my training. I was introduced to the costs of care in a unique and powerful way when I joined the National Health Service in the UK, the largest single-payer health care system in the world, at a time of...

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23 Jun A Diet of Limitless Technology

By Andreas Mauer, MD Most physicians recall the medical school ritual of unboxing our first stethoscope. From the first physical diagnosis course, we were all solemnly instructed as to the importance of the physical examination in the diagnosis and of management of illness. Given that perhaps the...

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