About 20 percent of New York City residents visit hospital emergency rooms annually — and in some neighborhoods, the rate is twice that, according to a new report. The study by the United Hospital Fund found dramatic variations in ER use across the city, and it’s one of the first to analyze which people end […]
This story is part of a reporting partnership that includes , and Kaiser Health News. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says creating a health insurance exchange for the state is a priority for 2012. State-run exchanges are mandated by the federal health law. Exchanges would effectively allow states to play the role of insurance broker to help […]
Patients with multiple chronic conditions benefit from a new clinic at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. But the hospital says it bears too much of the costs to keep discharged patients from returning.
Deans from some of the nation’s top medical schools met Thursday — not to talk about training doctors or weathering economic challenges — but to size up the people who grade them. The sit-down between editors at U.S. News & World Report and the top brass at Harvard, Yale, Columbia and several other schools showed […]
Patents expired and Medicare beneficiaries turned to generics, saving Medicare billions of dollars.