The Institute of Medicine said 98,000 a year. Office of Inspector General for Health and Human Services put it at 180,000 for just Medicare alone. Now a new study says the numbers may be much higher — between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year
In the competitive world of medical school admissions, the intention of creating a diverse student body can include attention to racial background. But that doesn’t sit well with everyone.
More than 700 doctors nationwide wrote prescriptions for elderly and disabled Medicare patients in highly questionable and potentially harmful ways, according to a new report.
A child in desperate need of a lung transplant clinging to life. Long waiting lists of patients who need organs and too few donors to meet the demand. Rules that govern who gets what life-saving organs – and when.
The news that U.S. scientists have successfully cloned a human embryo seems almost certain to rekindle a political fight that has raged, on and off, since the announcement of the creation of Dolly the sheep in 1997. “The issue of legislation on human cloning is about to get hot again,” says Hank Greely, director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School.
New data show drugmakers’ payments to hundreds of thousands of doctors, and some have made well over $500,000.
The sequestration’s automatic cuts will make it more difficult for low-income Americans to get maternal and infant care, vaccinate their children, and receive treatment for mental illness.