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When physicians integrate with hospitals, costs go up, Rice study says

When physicians integrate with hospitals, the cost of healthcare rises even though there’s no evidence patients get better treatment, according to a new paper by experts at Rice University and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. As hospitals gain more control over physicians, they may incentivize delivery of more services but not necessarily higher… Read More »

Even $10 increase in Medicaid payments helps erase disparities in care access, study says

Dive Brief: Financial incentives can influence who a physician decides to treat and their patients’ overall health, a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found. Even a slight uptick in Medicaid reimbursement can improve school attendance as well, driving down the rate of chronic absenteeism. The paper estimates that a $ 10 increase… Read More »

‘That day, I vowed to try to change things’ – Trinity professor says encounter with distressed mother and son drives her work

Professor Mary McCarron is author of over 100 publications on ageing. Photo: Gerry Mooney ‘That day, I vowed to try to change things’ – Trinity professor says encounter with distressed mother and son drives her work Independent.ie It was when she first trained as an intellectual disability (ID) nurse at Stewarts Hospital and later worked… Read More »