Obamacare Reduced Hospital Readmissions - Is This a Good Thing?

Obamacare Reduced Hospital Readmissions - Is This a Good Thing?

The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, which lowered Medicare payments to hospitals with high readmission rates, has accomplished its direct goal of reducing readmission rates. This study, appearing in JAMA, evaluates for potential unintended consequences. For the video version, click here.

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Obesity Paradox Deflated: Overweight is Associated with Higher Mortality

Obesity Paradox Deflated: Overweight is Associated with Higher Mortality

A study appearing in Annals of Internal Medicine has put a serious dent into the theory, referred to as the obesity paradox, that moderate increases in body fat are protective. For the video version, click here.

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