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Showing 5 articles from August 2, 2018.

Clinical

Patients With Chronic Pain Feel Caught In An Opioid-Prescribing Debate
Patients With Chronic Pain Feel Caught In An Opioid-Prescribing Debate

More than two dozen states, including Florida, have implemented laws or policies limiting opioid prescriptions in some way

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Trying To Pinpoint Hurricane's True Toll, Researchers Say 1,139 Died In Puerto Rico
Trying To Pinpoint Hurricane's True Toll, Researchers Say 1,139 Died In Puerto Rico

The new count comes in a research letter published Thursday in the journal JAMA that compared death certificates obtained from the Puerto Rican government to the historical average for deaths over a three-month period

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Business/Technology

Sexual Harassment Allegations in Healthcare: Rising Risks
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Regulatory

Missed Visits, Uncontrolled Pain And Fraud: Report Says Hospice Lacks Oversight
Missed Visits, Uncontrolled Pain And Fraud: Report Says Hospice Lacks Oversight

On average, hospices provided only 4.8 hours of visits per week, in exchange for $1,100 in weekly Medicare payments, for each patient receiving routine home care in an assisted living facility in 2012

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Some Doctors, Patients Balk At Medicare's 'Flat Fee' Payment Proposal
Some Doctors, Patients Balk At Medicare's 'Flat Fee' Payment Proposal

Some doctors and advocates for patients fear it could be a disaster

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