The Price Consequences of Doctor Consolidation
Hospitals and very large medical groups are buying up independent physician practices to the point that in some areas, it’s hard to find independent doctors. Studies show purchased practices cost more for patients. Experts discuss the incentives that have prompted consolidation and moves to eliminate them.
The Vaccine Race and Ethics
Millions of lives have been saved as a result of vaccines. But in the development of desperately needed vaccines, scientists cut corners in ways that wouldn’t be allowed today. An expert discusses the balance of need and ethics in science and medicine.