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Business of Health Care

Business of Health Care: Addressing national shortage of physicians

This is one of six articles in the Business of Health Care series.  Amongst all the debate about how the health care system could be changed to be better, more affordable and more accessible, what’s often lost is that being able to provide health care services at all begins with having enough doctors and other …

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Business of Health Care: Next generation procedures

This is one of six articles in the Business of Health Care series.  When it comes to technology that makes our lives better — from computers to cell phones — the trend has been smaller, faster, better. When it comes to next generation medical procedures being rolled out nationwide, that trend has largely been mirrored. Procedures …

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Business of Health Care: Patient advocates

This is one of six articles in the Business of Health Care series.  Between doctors, nurses, technicians of various stripes and other support staff, as a patient, receiving care in a hospital can be confusing, even daunting at times — and that’s if everything goes according to plan. But sometimes a hospital experience doesn’t go …

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Business of Health Care: Making behavioral health a priority

This is one of six articles in the Business of Health Care series.  While advances and setbacks in cancer research and weight loss seem to grab most of the health headlines, there is a massive healthcare problem in America that doesn’t get nearly the same publicity — behavioral health disorders. Nationally, about one in five …

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Business of Health Care: Lowering health care costs

This is one of six articles in the Business of Health Care series.  For most people in the developed world, their long-term health outcome is not dependent on the amount of medical care readily available to them. Instead, environmental and lifestyle factors are typically much better predictors of longevity. But that’s not to say that …

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