November 2013

The internationally known health care economist says we have been heading in the right direction all along — we just have to tackle problems in the right order

Employees won’t be abandoned by their companies, whose contributions will continue to rise — somewhat

John Carroll

Which of three drugs is best for a given patient? The answer remains clouded by clinical uncertainty — and the sun isn’t going to break through soon.

Jack McCain

UM for outpatient discretionary echocardiography appeared to reduce testing rates significantly

Andrea DeVries, PhD Gosia Sylwestrzak, MA Abiy Agiro, PhD Thomas Power, MD



There have been no novel medications for decades, and exisiting therapies don’t have enough of an impact on morbidity and mortality rates

Thomas Reinke

Aetna hopes that an experiment with its employees turns into a product that it can put on the market next year

Frank Diamond

Physicians will be able to order the correct therapy in as little as two hours after taking a sample for testing

Thomas Morrow, MD