Tag Archives: JAMA

Surprise medical bills in ER and inpatient settings are soaring, JAMA finds

The frequency of surprise medical bills in emergency department and inpatient care situations is surging, while the cost of these bills is nearly double in some scenarios, according to a study published Monday in JAMA. ED visits that resulted in a surprise bill leapt from 32.3% to 42.8% in 2016, and for inpatient admissions the… Read More »

VA authors argue agency wait times beat private sector: JAMA

Dive Brief: Wait times for new patients at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities and private hospitals were similar in 2014, a new Journal of the American Medical Association study authored by researchers affiliated with the VA found. But while wait times in the private sector appeared to be static between 2014 and 2017, wait times… Read More »