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August 07, 2013 12:13 PM Why Medicare Fixes Will Lead to More Hospital Mergers

Improving the U.S. health-care system requires encouraging low-value doctors and hospitals to practice as well as high-value ones do. The gap between the two is wide, but that only shows how much room we have for improvement. Costs vary wildly...

By Peter Orszag

February 22, 2012 9:00 AM More People Now Die in the US from Hepatitis C than from HIV

First the bad news: In summary, even if one cannot easily assign a cause of death among persons with HBV, HCV, or HIV infection, approximately 16 000 deaths among HCV- and HBV-infected persons were registered in 2007, and this figure...

By Aaron Carroll