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When Hospitals Merge to Save Money, Patients Often Pay More

The nation’s hospitals have been merging at a rapid pace for a decade, forming powerful organizations that influence nearly every health care decision consumers make. The hospitals have argued that consolidation benefits consumers with cheaper prices from coordinated services and other savings. But an analysis conducted for The New York Times shows the opposite to… Read More »

Chest Radiographs Often Ordered in Children With Asthma and Chest Pain

November 02, 2018 Share this content: Compared with patients who did not report chest pain, physicians were more likely to obtain chest radiographs in patients who had reported chest pain at ED admission. In children with acute asthma exacerbations who report chest pain, physicians frequently obtain chest radiographs (CXRs), according to a study published in… Read More »