further study of payment models in federal health care programs. The second paper offered recommendations to improve information about drug pricing for physicians and patients. ... The Ethics Manual offers ethical guidance on genetic testing, telemedicine
In our story, leading experts detail what to look for and how to optimize care. ... But the issue—and the resulting controversy—affects all physicians, some experts say, because of the larger questions it raises about optimal end-of-life care.
Something I wish I'd learned in medical school: There was not a lot of training in palliative care. ... One of my mentors, Art Schmale, MD, who trained both as an internist and as a psychiatrist and who was a pioneer in both palliative and end-of-life
Over time, fee-for-service could be completely replaced with models that pay based on the value of care provided. ... Patients could be encouraged to do more advance planning on end-of-life care.
Patients at the end of life, facing tough decisions and suffering from many symptoms, particularly need ideal medical care. ... Really, end-of-life care is not yet standardized,” said Stephen Bekanich, MD, a hospitalist and medical director of the
In some cases subspecialists would lead PCMH-type care if, for example, a patient's health care needs are centered on complex single-organ issues, such as end stage renal disease. ... Improved quality of practice. A thriving primary care workforce can
Palliative care is too often confused with end-of-life care and hospice in the minds of the public, professionals and policymakers,” he said. ... Morrison said. Previous efforts to garner public support for palliative care have tried to change
The gist of it was that physicians are more likely to die at home without aggressive life-extending interventions than the general public. ... The implication was that more people would have a “better” death, more in accord with their own wishes, if
What about the incapacitated surrogate?'. What should physicians do when surrogate decision makers lack the willingness or capacity to make choices for a patient's end-of-life care? ... The family fought efforts to remove her from a respirator and wanted
There is a national conversation about euthanasia, stem cell research, fertilization and embryo implantation techniques, end-of-life care, prenatal diagnosis of serious diseases, defining death to facilitate organ donation, cloning ... Better Health's