Fred Mogul, WNYC

NYC Study: Harlem Has Most ER ‘Super Users;’ Upper East Side, Fewest

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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 […]

N.Y. Lawmakers Tackle Exchange Bill. Again.

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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 […]

Medical Schools Say Magazine’s Ratings Get An Incomplete

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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 […]