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By Not Discussing Money, Doctors and Patients May Miss Chances To Lower Medical Expenses

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Talking about money is never easy. But when doctors are reluctant to talk about medical costs, a patient’s health can be undermined. A study published in Health Affairs explores the dynamics that can trigger that scenario. Patients are increasingly responsible for shouldering more of their own health costs. In theory, that’s supposed to make ...

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Don’t Blame Doctors And Nurses…Patients Need To Wash Their Hands, Too

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Encouraging doctors and nurses to wash their hands frequently has always been considered an easy and effective way to curb the spread of infection in hospitals and other health facilities. But a new research letter published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine points to another key group of people who aren’t always keeping ...

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