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Health-care costs are straining us financially and emotionally, study finds – Philly.com

The financial toxicity of serious illnesses that are expensive to treat, such as cancer, is well documented. But the financial, emotional, and physical toll of medical expenses goes far beyond critical illness, to about 137 million Americans, as out-of-pocket costs continue to rise, according to the study, published online in the Journal of General Internal… Read More »

Bangers and burgers ’cause 4,000 DEATHS a year’ study claims

Sausages and burgers are killing more than 4,000 Brits a year, an international study has claimed. Processed meats are causing death rates higher than most other countries according to findings published in the respected Lancet medical journal. Scientists calculated that there were a total of 90,000 deaths caused directly by poor diet in Britain in… Read More »

EHR shortcomings harm care coordination, risk patient safety, study finds

Dive Brief: Shortcomings in EHR design and functionality, workarounds and care team communication issues are putting patient care and safety at risk, according to a new PLOS One report. Rather than improve communications within care teams, EHRs often have the opposite effect, especially while clinicians are in the patient’s room. The researchers observed care teams during… Read More »