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Clinician Spending Fuels Costs; Failed Revamp of Kids’ Heart Transplants

Providers’ spending behaviors with respect to drugs, imaging, and lab tests drove the overall cost of care, according to a recent analysis. The report found considerable spending disparities among clinicians in the same specialties, and even within the same hospital.

A recent effort to improve wait times and lower mortality rates for children seeking heart transplants appears to have exacerbated the problem, researchers found.

Most data breaches targeting hospitals expose sensitive financial and demographic information, such as a patient’s social security number, but only a small percentage revealed delicate health information, a new report shows.

Bariatric surgery in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes significantly lowers their risk of myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, and mortality, according to a new study.

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