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Hospital closures in rural America means longer drive times for patients needing care

For many rural Americans, especially those in the South or Southeastern areas of the country, it is taking longer to get to a hospital. A new study looking at the closure of rural hospitals across the country shows that the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Relieving the cost of COVID-19 by Parrondo's paradox

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly across the globe at an alarming pace, causing considerable anxiety and fear among the general public. In response to the growing number of new cases, ...

Medical economics

Trainee doctors spend a quarter of their time on admin

New UK-based research establishes an association between the daily mood of trainee doctors and their intention to quit and suggests changes to health workplace settings that could help to improve mood and staff retention.

Medical economics

Out-of-network claims fairly common for elective colonoscopy

(HealthDay)—Out-of-network claims were incurred by 12.1 percent of commercially insured patients who underwent elective colonoscopy between 2012 and 2017, according to a study published online Oct. 12 in the Annals of Internal ...


Should doctors be wearing name badges?

Only a quarter of doctors wear name badges despite evidence that the majority of patients believe their doctors should do so, according to research published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia.