I always find something interesting in the yearly rate surveys aggregating malpractice premiums. State to state, subspecialty to subspecialty, the numbers are all over the board. The howls of crisis are often overblown, but for the outliers, whoa!
Of note as well:
Experts say a primary driver of premium moderation has been the low frequency of lawsuits filed nationwide.
Most docs are not aware that overall, payouts, litigation frequency, and premiums are on a downward path, and this trend has continued for the past decade.
Regardless, have a look:
JAMA just published the largest trial I have seen on a Hospital at Home (HAH) model to date and the first one out in the last few years. It comes from Mount Sinai in NYC–who have led the pack in this style of care if national presentations are the judge. They launched the program three […]
In 2011-2012, an undergrad pre-med student performed an ingeniously simple but enlightening health policy study. Jamie Rosenthal called 122 hospitals across the U.S. (2 randomly selected hospitals from each state, plus Washington D.C., along with the 20 top-ranked orthopedic hospitals according to the US News and World Report rankings that year) and asked them what […]
Prices from a chargemaster are “what a drunken billionaire would pay a hospital if his wife were not around to control the bastard.” — Uwe Reinhardt You might be asking why such an outlandish quote? Last week CMS proposed* to change the way patients see the costs of hospital bills. So what you might utter. […]