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CME: Bridging the Gap Between Current and Best Practice Standards

Last week’s post dealt with the very complex epidemic of medical errors in the U.S., which causes truly unacceptable morbidity and mortality. One of the factors identified was the lack of adequate training and up-to-date education of physicians in a rapidly changing landscape of healthcare and medical technology. There appears to exist a…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 2 September, 2014

The Utilization Review Process: Cost Cutter or Time Waster?

The sky-rocketing cost of healthcare and the advent of managed care over the past four decades has led to the creation of medical treatment scrutiny and rationing, a process known as utilization review (UR), at times used interchangeably with the term utilization management. The idea is simple and usually involves…

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Posted In: General On: Tuesday, 5 August, 2014




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