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THE FUTURE OF MANAGED CARE
Insurers, employers, and telehealth vendors are offering attractive new options for seeing the doctor without leaving home. But some of these programs may be used as an iffy substitute for health insurance, and the savings they can achieve remains uncertain.
THE FUTURE OF MANAGED CARE
With genomic sequencing on the rise and patients having more say about their treatment, two hot areas—predictive genetic testing and pharmacogenomics—promise to extend “personalized” medicine beyond cancer care. But will this precision improve outcomes and pay for itself?
THE FUTURE OF MANAGED CARE
Online or app-based “chatbots” evaluate symptoms 24/7 and could make health care more accessible and effective. But are they just another toy for the tech‑privileged?
For the first time in its annual survey, the Leapfrog group looked at the number of surgeries hospitals and surgeons perform for a particular condition. A large body of research shows that the fewer surgeries a hospital or surgeon performs, the greater the chance of errors, complications, and deaths.…

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