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Physicians call for universal, single-payer health care system

May 25, 2016

In an editorial published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers outlined a proposal to overhaul the nation’s current health care system and replace it with a government-backed, single-payer structure that provides coverage for everyone.

“Our nation is at a crossroads,” Adam Gaffney, MD, lead author of the study and fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, said in a press release. “Despite the passage of the Affordable Care Act 6 years ago, 30 million Americans remain uninsured, an even greater are underinsured, financial barriers to care like copays and deductibles are rising, bureaucracy is growing, provider networks are narrowing, and medical costs are continuing to climb.”

In the Journals

Geriatric events increase morbidity, costs among older patients who undergo cancer surgery

May 24, 2016
Older individuals who underwent cancer surgery appeared likely to experience geriatric events, such as falls and fractures, delirium and dehydration.These events —…
In the Journals

Older cancer survivors more likely to experience depression, difficulty with daily activities

May 23, 2016
Older cancer survivors experienced greater declines in physical functioning and an increased risk for depression than age-matched healthy adults, according to the…

Congressional subcommittee debates Medicare Part B demonstration project

May 17, 2016
The U.S. House Energy Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing to offer doctor and patient perspectives on planned changes to the Medicare Part B drug reimbursement…
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One-third of female physician–scientists report sexual harassment

May 17, 2016
Nearly one-third of high-achieving female physician–scientists reported experiencing sexual harassment during their careers, according to survey results published…
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Performance and Usability of Tablet Computers by Family Caregivers in the United States and China

Research in Gerontological Nursing
Online Advanced Release, March 4, 2016
Mobile-based health information software offers the potential to support family caregivers who live at home or have…
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VIDEO: Examining ORIF in osteoporosis-related tibial plateau fractures

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