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The New York Times reports “The Obama administration says it will require health insurance companies to report all price increases, no matter how small, to the federal government so officials can monitor the impact of the new health care law and insurers’ compliance with it.” Many insurers object to...
Grade inflation in medical schools has become a problem. An article in The New York Times’ Well blog discusses changes being implemented to improve medical school evaluations. Educators explain that “Most faculty received little or no training or support in evaluating students … and all worked...
While robotic surgery for hysterectomy has been heavily advertised, an article in The New York Times’ Well blog highlights a few of the procedure’s shortcomings. A study was conducted to compare outcomes of women who had either laparoscopic surgery or robotic hysterectomy. While researchers found no...