Risks related to DTC testing include lack of understanding of the test by the consumer, incorrect test results, and erroneous interpretation of the results.
Kaiser-Permanente Northern California recently integrated video telemedicine functionality into their healthcare delivery system.
Sustained growth in health spending is expected to continue, with global spending projected to reach $10.6 trillion in 2030 and $15.0 trillion in 2050, but at a slower rate of growth in the majority of countries.
Prices paid to hospitals for privately insured patients in 2017 averaged 241 percent of what Medicare would have paid, with wide variation in prices among states.
More than 50,000 lives could be saved if all hospitals had an avoidable death rate equivalent to “A” grade hospitals.
Although trackable and other nanotechnologies represent medical breakthroughs for treatment of many diseases, they could have unintended implications and thus their use must be carefully considered in the individual case.
Patients find note reading important for their health management and are rarely troubled by what they read.
Researchers recently performed a simulation study to determine how 3 levels of shared decision making can increase the chances of patients suing for adverse outcomes.
Physicians are aware of patients’ difficulty with affording medical care and consider out-of-pocket costs in their decision making.
The authors explain 5 best practices to encourage nano-enabled worker monitoring programs that are acceptable, effective, and ethical.