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Neuro09586
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How much do physicians contribute to our "Opioid Epidemic"

Lately, there has been lot of talk about growing epidemic of "opioid dependence". A particularly distressing aspect of this epidemic is because it seemed to have been fueled by prescriptions drugs. Aggressive marketing by drug companies that produce prescription narcotics has been cited as a major reason. In addition, "research" ...

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Radiol11027
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General Patient Interest
Denial of Services by Medical Insurance Companies

A frustrating element of patient care is when a physician orders a test or sevice and the patient's insurance company denies patient coverage. This poses several problems including the trust of the patient for his or her physicain. Who is to be trusted, the insurance company or the ordering physician? ...

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Pulmon09798
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Policy
Glitzy buildings and aggressive advertising campaigns by hospitals: Are they skimping on the quality of healthcare?

In the marketplace, companies invest in advertising so that they can command a higher price for their product or service and/or generate a higher volume of business. One of the realities in our healthcare is that the payment for a service is fixed and hospitals cannot get a higher price ...

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CTVS10483
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Policy
Shouldn’t they remove two old regulations for every new regulation they put in healthcare

I heard that the Trump administration wants to remove two existing regulations for every one new regulation that is introduced to make it easier for the businesses. I think it is a great idea. However, nowhere is this policy more needed than in healthcare. We physicians are drowning in the ...

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OncSurg51524
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Medical
Should drug company funded research be published in "prestigious" journals

There is plenty of published data about the bias in "research papers" based on drug company funded trials in favor of the company's products. A systematic bias like this would be a disqualifying criteria for any research paper submitted to any high quality journal, much less the prestigious ones such ...

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Gastro97262
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Policy
Value based physician reimbursement: Phenomenal idea or Total con-job

A recent LinkedIn post from a company specializing in a “service” that helps physicians appropriate more revenue from the new "Value-based Physician Reimbursement” system got me irritated and at the same time thinking about this in greater detail. This company’s product enabled physicians to look better to the payers and ...

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Gastro97262
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Policy
Should hospitals be employing physicians??

There has been a major push by the hospitals to hire physicians directly. This has definitely altered the healthcare landscape and incentives. A lot of physicians are vehemently opposed to being hired directly by the hospitals. Several others have embraced the 'inevitable' and have sold their practices to hospitals and ...

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