Resources

2016

Researchers: Medical errors now third leading cause of death in United States
Washington Post, May 03, 2016

Employers of Every Size Embrace Medical Travel
The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism, April 04, 2016

TV-6 Investigates: Genesis has 4 wrong-site surgeries in 40 days
KWQC TV6, March 03, 2016

Surgeries up at rural hospitals with high costs to patient safety
Healthcare Dive, January 05, 2016

 

2015

Joint replacement surgeries on the rise in rural hospitals: Is it a patient safety issue?
Becker’s Hospital Review, December 28, 2015

Hospitals With Monopolies Are Way More Expensive
Money, December 22, 2015

Hospitals to pay U.S. $28 million to settle false spinal treatment claims
New York Times, December 18, 2015

Westlake cardiologist gets 20 years for performing unnecessary procedures for insurance payouts
Cleveland.com, December 18, 2015

The Experts Were Wrong About the Best Places for Health Care
New York Times, December 15, 2015

Patient safety costs employers more than they think
Employee Benefits News, November 25, 2015

The 3 cancers doctors miss most, plus 4 other commonly misdiagnosed conditions
Fox News Health, November 18, 2015

How Overtreatment in Health Care Harms Us All
KQED News, November 03, 2015

Healthgrades: 1 in 6 patients receive care at 1-star hospitals
Fierce Healthcare, October 20, 2015

A Small Indiana Town Scarred by a Trusted Doctor
New York Times, October 17, 2015

A Medical Detective Story: Why Doctors Make Diagnostic Errors
Wall Street Journal, September 26, 2015

U.S. Domestic Medical Travel: What Health Benefit Advisors Need to Know
The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism, September 24, 2015

Diagnostic errors a persistent ‘blind spot’
Modern Healthcare, September 22, 2015

I Live in a Coke v Pepsi town
Article by Rick Chelko, September 11, 2015

The Patient Safety Movement Names the Top 3 Institutions Demonstrated the Most Lives Saved
Yahoo Finance, August 04, 2015

Leapfrog Group: Hospitals must improve on never events, hospital-acquired conditions
Fierce Healthcare, July 09, 2015

Too Few Hospitals Learn Safety Lessons from Near Misses
Modern Healthcare, June 20, 2015

Benefits may be dubious for many arthroscopic knee surgery patients
Modern Healthcare, June 17, 2015

New Ways Doctors Reach Agreement in Patient Diagnosis
Wall Street Journal, June 09, 2015

Michigan doc pleads guilty to unnecessary spine surgeries related to physician-owned distributorship
Modern Healthcare, May 22, 2015

Risks are High at Low-Volume Hospitals
U.S. News and World Report, May 18, 2015

Overkill – America’s Epidemic of Unnecessary Care
The New Yorker, May 05, 2015

PT and Surgery Equally Effective for Spinal Stenosis
Medpage Today, April 06, 2015

Upsets and Cinderella stories: What March Madness and hospital rankings have in common
Becker’s Hospital Review, March 24, 2015

Orthopedists’ Financial Conflicts Can Hurt Patients, Surgeon Says
MedPage Today, March 22, 2015

In US hospitals, survival rates vary widely for high-risk surgeries
Fierce Healthcare, March 12, 2015

Are Doctors Exposing Heart Patients to Unnecessary Cardiac Procedures
U.S. News and World Report, February 11, 2015

Why providers should encourage patients to seek second opinions
Fierce Healthcare, February 10, 2015

Medicare Payments Surge for Stents to Unblock Blood Vessels in Limbs
New York Times, January 29, 2015

“Patient Navigators” reduced readmissions, overuse of ER in pilot program
Fierce Healthcare, January 27, 2015

Doctors Engulfed in Spine Surgeon Saga
USA Today, January 11, 2015

India’s Philanthropist-Surgeon Delivers Cardiac Care Henry Ford-Style
NPR, January 05, 2015

 

2014

Survey: Top 1% of patients account for 22% of costs
Becker’s Hospital CFO, October 17, 2014

After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill from Doctor He Didn’t Know
NY Times, September 20, 2014

Michigan Doctor Admits Giving Patients Unnecessary Cancer Treatments
Fox News, September 17, 2014

Surgery Prices Surge with Innovation
NBC News, August 31, 2014

‘Cowboy’ Doctors Could Be A Half-A-Trillion Dollar American Problem
CommonHealth Reform and Reality, August 01, 2014

Surgical Checklists Unused in 10% of Hospitals, CMS Data Shows
Health Leaders Media, July 24, 2014

Medical Mistakes
Journal of Patient Safety Study, overview by Berni, July 20, 2014

The Costs of Unnecessary Medical Treatment
Wall Street Journal, June 10, 2014

Diagnostic Errors are Leading Cause of Malpractice Claims
Washington Post, April 22, 2014

Insurance Companies as We Know Them Are About to Die and Here’s What’s Going to Replace Them
New Republic, March 02, 2014

Progress in Health Care is Still ‘Excruciatingly Slow’ Says Harvard Expert
Forbes, February 02, 2014

Study: High-Price Doesn’t Mean High-Quality for Hospitals
Becker’s Hospital Review, January 31, 2014

Hospital Chain Said to Scheme to Inflate Bills
The New York Times, January 23, 2014

 

2013

New York Data Show Hospital Charges all over the Map
KHN, Kaiser Health News, December 12, 2013

As Hospital Prices Soar, a Stitch Tops $500
The New York Times, December 02, 2013

Spinal fusions serve as case study for debate over when certain surgeries are necessary
The Washington Post, October 27, 2013

Study Questions Doctor-Supplied Implants
Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2013

Toxic Hospital Practices may Fuel Readmissions
HealthLeaders Media, October 03, 2013

Deaths Linked to Cardiac Stents Rise as Overuse Seen
Bloomberg, September 26, 2013

Stunning News on Preventable Deaths in Hospitals
Forbes, September 23, 2013

Improper back pain treatment is costing America billions of dollars a year, study says
The Plain Dealer, August 13, 2013

Surgeons Eyed Over Deals With Medical-Device Makers
Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2013

Doctors Perform Thousands of Unnecessary Surgeries
USA Today, June 18, 2013

Studies Fail to Back Medtronic Spine Product
Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2013

Announcing The EdisonHealth Network LLC, a breakthrough approach to centers of excellence for complex surgeries
Business Wire, May 23, 2013

Hospital Billing Varies Widely — But Quality Has Nothing To Do With It
Forbes, May 09, 2013

Diagnostic Errors are Leading Cause of Successful Malpractice Claims
The Washington Post, April 22, 2013

When the Patient Knows Best
New York Times, January 19, 2013

 

2012

Highest Paid U.S. Doctors get Rich with Fusion Surgery
Bloomberg, December 30, 2012

What we can learn from Walmart: How our healthcare system can save lives and dollars
Forbes, October 17, 2012

Walmart Expands Health Benefits to Cover Heart and Spine Surgeries at No Cost to Associates
Walmart Corporate, October 11, 2012

 

2011

Cardiologist’s License Revoked Over Accusations of Placing Unneeded Stents
Baltimore Sun, July 13, 2011

Unnecessary Spine Fusions: a Full Time Employment Opportunity Surgery
Burton Report, July 11, 2011

Medicare Records Reveal Troubling Trail of Surgeries
Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2011