The general theme of digital health care is easy to grasp — maybe too easy. Somewhere, right now, a hopeful CEO is making a pitch to a potential investor about how its new digital product or service will transform health care and improve outcomes, reduce costs, and save time. The story works

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Elderly residents given intensive therapy in the last weeks of life jumped 65 percent, a study shows, raising questions about financial incentives

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Christopher Duntsch’s surgical outcomes were so outlandishly poor that Texas prosecuted him for harming patients. Why did it take so long for the systems that are supposed to police problem doctors to stop him from operating?

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Is their work improving science? Drummond Rennie, with support from his editor-in-chief, George Lundberg, dreamed up the inaugural Peer Review Congress. He wanted to turn the lens of science onto the journals themselves

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Procedures live on even after they’ve been proved ineffective. It can lead to harms and wasted resources

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Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank

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My grandfather was a statistician, and from a young age he taught me to always consider the odds. A pragmatic man, he couldn’t help teaching me when to hedge my bets, especially when it came to playing Uno. Unfortunately, he never could have prepared me for the odds I would face in the years to come

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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced on Tuesday that they would form an independent health care company to serve their employees in the United States

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