A federal law prohibiting prisoners from receiving Medicaid often results in low-quality health care and undue financial burden on states. It also can hinder an inmate’s successful re-entry into society.
A recent survey found that a majority of doctors who are not foot specialists don’t know enough about a rare form of foot damage, which can lead to significant disability in patients.
Conventional wisdom would suggest a reduction in dietary salt intake for heart failure patients. For some, however, the elimination comes with added risk.
Already-available data can improve patient care — just one of the many innovative traumatic brain injury research ideas that the Feb. 17 Massey TBI Grand Challenge aims to fund.
Obesity is a chronic disease with proven treatments. But insurance and other issues block access to some such therapies, bariatric surgeons say.
New reports recommend Medicare consider patients’ education level, income, marital status and other health-affecting circumstances when paying or grading health care providers.