Tag Archives: Patient

Patient satisfaction differs between inpatient, outpatient settings, Leapfrog finds

Dive Brief: A new survey by The Leapfrog Group of patients at hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers suggests that while they are satisfied on several levels, safety issues remain a significant concern, especially when children are being treated. Leapfrog’s Patient Experience Report — which analyzes responses to three different Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and… Read More »

Sydney doctor seduced and abused patient

A Sydney doctor who seduced a patient he was treating for post-traumatic stress disorder then emotionally abused her for months has been banned from practising for at least four years. Right from their first consultation, Gregory Peck treated the woman inappropriately, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal found when deciding a complaint against the doctor… Read More »

In cost-saving move, Medicare could limit patient access to Alzheimer’s treatment

Medicare might restrict patient access to Alzheimer’s treatment priced at $ 56,000 for a year’s supply to soften the financial blow to the federal insurance program’s budget. “Whether or not that drug will be covered by Medicare and Medicaid is is an outstanding question, something that HHS will have to deal with,” said Health and… Read More »

My patient called me the N-word [PODCAST]

“There were many things to be processed about that event. It happened within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, its disproportional effects on the African American community, and a few days after the murder of George Floyd, an African American man killed at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer by asphyxiation. His murder was… Read More »

Price transparency can stop health insurers’ gain off patient pain

CEO pay disclosures this spring show what many patient advocates already suspected: Health insurance company executives gained from ordinary people’s 2020 pain. While patients avoided hospitals and doctors’ offices last year for fear of catching COVID-19, health insurers laughed all the way to the bank by paying out far fewer claims. Compensation data filed so… Read More »

The Patient Safety Issue of Racial Disparities and the Opportunity for “Health Equity By Design”

In 2021, racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare are a top patient safety issue, according to ECRI’s annual list of major concerns facing healthcare consumers’ risks to adverse events that can harm them. ECRI has published their annual Top 10 list since 2018, when the list featured diagnostic errors, o behavioral health needs in acute… Read More »