The $60 billion to $108 billion that could be saved through tort reform would help 2.4 million to 4.3 million uninsured get coverage, the government claims.
If clinical mistakes were as common as clerical ones, nobody would leave a hospital alive. Something needs to be done, and done soon.
Michael S. Victoroff, MD
A significant number of consultants, insurers, politicians, and, oh yes, the companies that purchase health care are increasing their interest.
There aren't enough geriatricians to go around, but judicious use of these specialists can still do a lot for an aged population.
DTC's reputation as a bully may be largely overstated. There's little evidence that sales of specific drugs increase.
As a vice president of Pfizer Health Solutions, a major DM company, John Sory knows how difficult it is to bring systematic care to the chronically ill.
The company's Mid-Atlantic States Region has seen impressive savings since launching one of its disease management programs.
Standardizing health plan administrative processes and eliminating duplication of effort would go a long way toward strengthening the doctor-insurer relationship.
William F. Jessee, MD
The Formulary Files
A consortium of employers is paying the pharmacy benefit manager a new administration fee but taking all rebates and discounts.
A single strand of nucleic acid may hold the key to treating the leading cause of severe vision loss and blindness resulting from age-related macular degeneration.
Thomas Morrow, MD
Managed Care Outlook