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New Hospital Ranking Tools

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Increasingly, patients are turning to the internet to find ranking tools that measure a wide range of healthcare outcomes and delivery systems. In Illinois, a new web site that ranks hospitals on a wide range of performance and cost parameters was launched recently. It was so popular that it crashed twice before it managed to get up and stay up.  READ MORE

 

Priceless Healthcare

Friday, October 15, 2010

I can insure my personal auto and an insurance company can compute with relative accuracy what they need to charge in premiums to make it worth their while. I’ll bet I could insure a race horse or a champion bull. Someone out there could figure out the commercial value of the animal and compute a premium. But the insurance wouldn’t be for the health of the animal but rather for the value of the animal as a commodity.   READ MORE