New research shows a link between increased opioid marketing to physicians and higher opioid prescribing rates and elevated overdose deaths in the U.S. It's one of the first studies to make that link.
New York currently ranks 30th in the country when it comes to maternal mortality rate. The state's executive budget calls for legislation to create a maternal mortality review board.
Project Japan quality analysts say favoritism toward incumbents and fear of disrupting the status quo are major reasons why the same groups are repeatedly selected to develop and maintain quality measures for the CMS.
A newly formed surgeon group in Michigan is aggressively moving to prove outpatient orthopedic surgery can be just as effective as traditional inpatient surgery for much lower costs.