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Direct Primary Care Is Becoming More Popular, But Critics Warn It’s No Replacement For Traditional Health System

KHN Morning Briefing

Direct primary care is similar to concierge medicine but supporters say it is available to people across the economic spectrum. Advocates of the model hail it as better for patients looking for more personal, convenient care and as a solution for harried doctors who want to focus on patients, but critics worry those patients may be overpaying for care.

Beneath The Large Profits At A Pennsylvania Nursing Home Lay Rampant Neglect

KHN Morning Briefing

While profits were surging, patients at St. Francis Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare in Darby, Penn. were suffering from what a state official called “extreme” conditions, including a lack of proper wound treatment and nursing care. Meanwhile, in Florida, in a dispute over death certificates, a judge ruled in favor of the nursing home where residents died following a hurricane.

New Allegations Emerge Against University of Southern California’s Longtime Campus Gynecologist

KHN Morning Briefing

For years, medical workers had accused the Dr. George Tyndall of touching women inappropriately during pelvic exams, as well as making racist and sexual remarks about patients’ bodies. The University of Southern California has come under fire for not immediately reporting him to the state medical board and for not making the allegations about him public until only after the university was approached by The Los Angeles Times.