Women make up most of the workforce, but men are in positions of power. Sexual harassment and abuse are common and deep-seated problems in American health care. Women in health care are speaking up and forcing executives and physicians to face the issue.
High Caesarean section rates. Too many babies in the NICU. There are indications that maternity and newborn care in this country is far from ideal. Some payers are betting that bundled payments for obstetricians will create incentives to make changes and reduce low-value care.
For women of a certain age, the Pap test is a yearly ritual to endure but also a chance to visit with their gynecologist and talk about the other lumps, bumps, and indignities of womanhood. And as uncomfortable as the exam may be, surely the women who have benefited from early detection of cervical…
Genentech’s drug, approved late last year, connects two clotting factors to prevent the devastating bleeds in hemophilia patients with inhibitors. The high price may be offset by avoided costs in patients with factor VIII inhibitors.