Flawed, idealized metrics like life expectancy are often used to report success of a nation or its health delivery apparatus. A new study suggests the lion's share of curbing premature death may not reside there.
It is officially July! In the medical world that means fresh graduates become interns or fellows or attendings. Along with such promotions comes high turnover departures and the refrain "don’t get sick in July." But, does this annual transition actually make patients more vulnerable to adverse events?
If health care fixes continue to undermine the doctor-patient relationship, financial costs won't be the only price paid.
For the millions of Americans who delay or miss medical appointments annually due to transportation difficulties, the newly-launched ride service Uber Health hopes to improve their access to health care. This service allows hospitals and doctors to book rides for their patients for non-emergency visits.
A new study confirms a trend that adult care is more available than definitive pediatric hospital care. The declining capability is surging inter-hospital transfer rates and regionalizing care with even common conditions.