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Clinics Versus Hospitals

By Jill | Editorial, , , , , , , ,

There are more than 5,750 hospitals in the United States. In 2012, they treated nearly 36 million patients. Millions more were treated on an outpatient basis at the nation’s more than 15,000 urgent care centers and other health care clinics. And a new type of healthcare facility, the retail health clinic, is springing up in […]

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What Is Driving Medical Device Sales In 2013

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When Medtronic manufactured the first pacemakers more than 50 years ago, physicians did not know what they were. The idea of implanting a man-made device in a patient’s chest sounded crazy. It was up to sales reps to teach doctors how pacemakers worked and how they could be used to safely treat patients. Reps had […]

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Obamacare and the Health Services Industry

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When the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, backers promised it would provide more affordable, accessible and comprehensive health care and insurance coverage for all Americans, including 30 million people without health insurance. However, when this complex law is fully implemented in 2014, there will be winners and losers in the health services industry.

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