August 10, 2009 HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledges there's been no "significant improvement in the level of medical errors."
August 7, 2009 On today's Planet Money, a hospital administrator describes the challenges of controlling costs (when the doctor wants a helicopter, for instance) and an economist says no one in the system has incentives to make things cheaper.
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August 7, 2009 Design students are taking a stab at clearer hospital signs that don't require words. Does it work? You be the judge.
August 5, 2009 Usually sleepy August has emerged as the critical time for lobbyists to make their mark on plans to overhaul health.
July 16, 2009 Nintendo's Wii can teach CPR and hone seniors' bowling skills. What else is it good for?
June 25, 2009 Listener tips for cutting through health insurance nightmares and getting better care in the hospital.
June 5, 2009 Talk about wardrobe malfunction. A doctor's labcoat and tie may spread nasty germs among patients.
May 22, 2009 The data may be a small step toward making price comparisons easier, but don't read too much into them just yet.
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