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Massachusetts global payment experiment yields encouraging results on medical spending, quality

One idea for lowering the nation’s ballooning healthcare spending is to change the way insurers pay provider organizations for their care. Instead of paying a fee for each service rendered — a model that can encourage the unscrupulous use of more services even when the benefit is dubious — some reformers suggest giving clinical practices… Read More »

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

The year-old Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now considered a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in a formal declaration that many public health experts called long overdue. “This is still a regional emergency and by no way a global threat,” said Robert Steffen of the University… Read More »

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency by WHO

The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of two million people . A WHO expert committee had declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health agency to make the declaration for this outbreak,… Read More »