Most Massachusetts physician groups are using results from a statewide patient survey to help improve patient experiences, but a significant number are not making use of the information or are making relatively limited efforts.
New recommendations to limit the fatigue and workload of medical residents could cost the nation's teaching hospitals about $1.6 billion annually. These measures' effectiveness at preventing medical errors and patient harm is unknown and would not mitigate their high net costs to the hospitals.
Education and employment preferences in Qatar are not well aligned with the demands of the Persian Gulf state's labor market, and existing post-secondary educational offerings do not meet all of the nation's needs.
RAND/Samueli Chair for Integrative Medicine and Senior Health Policy Researcher
Ian Coulter is a senior health policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, where he holds the Samueli Institute Chair in Policy for Integrative Medicine. He is a professor in the School of Dentistry, UCLA, in the Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry; a health consultant at RAND; and a…