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Archive for April, 2013

Scare Tactics and Exaggerations of Cancer Centers

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April 29, 2013

A recent report from Reuters talked about the tactics of Cancer Treatment Centers of America. The piece started with a story of a woman who called for help, but was denied after the Center realized she had cancer spread throughout her body. I’m sure this for-profit company is not the only...
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Payers Who Cooperate to Purchase High-Value Healthcare

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April 21, 2013
Payers Who Cooperate to Purchase High-Value Healthcare

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the actual lack of success Kaiser has had in reducing healthcare costs very much more than the rest of the U.S. healthcare system. This is a story about a group having a little more success. This is a post originally written by Brian Klepper, PhD...
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Loss of Professional Joy

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April 10, 2013

Larry Bauer, who is a leader in family medicine education in the northeast U.S., sent out a link to a piece written by teacher who complained about the over-emphasis on standardized tests in secondary education. He felt so bad about it, he quit teaching.  Here is the link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/04/06/teachers-resignation-letter-my-profession-no-longer-exists/ Larry asked...
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