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Oregon Medical Students Face Tough Test: Talking About Dying

In addition to clinical skills, OHSU medical students are learning to show know how to admit a medical mistake, deliver a death notice and communicate effectively about other emotionally and ethically fraught issues.

The distraught wife paced the exam room, anxious for someone to come and tell her about her husband. She’d brought him to the emergency department that afternoon when he complained about chest discomfort.

Questions And Answers On The Latest ACA Delay

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On Monday the Obama administration announced another delay in rolling out the Affordable Care Act, weakening the requirement to offer coverage next year for large employers and postponing it for smaller ones. Here’s what it means. There have been other delays in health-law implementation. What’s different about this one?

On Monday the Obama administration announced another delay in rolling out the Affordable Care Act, weakening the requirement to offer coverage next year for large employers and postponing it for smaller ones. Here’s what it means.

There have been other delays in health-law implementation. What’s different about this one?

Study: Decision Aids Show Promise In Reducing Medical Procedures

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Reprinted with permission from Kaiser Health News

September 5th, 2012 – While policymakers debate complex changes to reduce health spending, promoting patients’ involvement in treatment decisions could have an immediate effect. A new Health Affairs report about decision aids — materials given to patients to help educate them about treatment options — shows they can help hold down costs by reducing demand for medical procedures.

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