Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
Conversations about end-of-life care are difficult.
Having a baby is a common women’s health event, yet insurance coverage isn’t always assured.
The list continued to grow of preventive services that people are entitled to receive without paying anything out of pocket.
When confronted with the diagnosis of a serious illness or confusing treatment options, everyone agrees it can be useful to seek out another perspective. Even if the second physician agrees with the first one, knowing that can provide clarity and peace of mind.
Dr. Robert Wachter is a long-time patient safety advocate who has written extensively about the trends affecting quality and safety in health care. Wachter, associate chair of the University of California-San Francisco department of medicine, years ago coined the term “hospitalist” and predicted the rise of that profession.