Tag Archives: Care

Study: Capping medical residents’ hours doesn’t hurt quality of care

When new rules by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education capped medical residents’ training hours at 80 hours per week in 2003, critics worried that the change would leave physicians-in-training unprepared for the challenges of independent practice. Now, new research published July 11 in the journal BMJ and led by scientists in the Department of… Read More »

Did your health plan deny you care? You can fight back. Here’s how – Los Angeles Times

Binchet, a resident of Napa County, has a rare, disabling illness called myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. Because none of the doctors in her Medicare HMO network has expertise in the disease, she says, she has requested referrals to outside specialists on numerous occasions over the past 22 years, been turned down each time and appealed… Read More »