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22 Sep All on the Same Page

By David Cooke, MD “Mr. Jones’ chest x-ray looks normal.” the intern said to me on morning rounds.  Mr. Jones just had a transhiatal esophagectomy or THE.  The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the back of one’s throat to their stomach.  It can develop...

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15 Sep When Less Is More

By Noura M. Dabbouseh, M.D. We speak of everyday decisions in terms of “cost-benefit” analyses. Many of our patients can’t afford a healthy meal, let alone a hefty hospital bill, thus making cost awareness increasingly relevant. But on the day that I met Mr. R., it wasn’t...

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11 Aug Pharmacy Cost Savings

By Megan Sanders-Sneller There are several different scenarios that I can think of in the past four years of pharmacy school that exhibit the high cost of prescription health care.  Prescription medications are constantly becoming more expensive.  Patients are unaware of their prescription benefits and how prescription insurance...

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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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