Are Malpractice Payouts Adding to Rising Health Care Costs?

There is no end to the number of medical malpractice stories. A single dose of aspirin is billed at $25. Or a simple chest X-ray costs hundreds of dollars more at one hospital compared to another in the same town. Mounting health care costs are a concern for everyone these days, so why are costs […]

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Potential New Way to Report Medical Mistakes

Medical errors and negligence in health care, such as prescription mix-ups, surgery on the wrong body part, and infections, often go unreported by patients each year. But a new federal initiative proposed by the Obama administration plans to address this growing problem. According to a recent New York Times article, consumers will be able to […]

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