It's unlikely that July patients are paying for residents' inexperience with their lives. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Partnerships instead of short-term help: Jean Jumeau Batsch, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is collaborating with Dr. Ambereen Sleemi, from New York City, to build a training program for Haitian OB-GYNs. Courtesy of Dr. Ambereen Sleemi. hide caption

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If you bought this 1954 Buick when it was new, the price was just about as mysterious as it is today for hip replacement surgery. Hugo90/Flickr hide caption

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A package of microwave popcorn promoting Johnson & Johnson's antipsychotic drug Invega back in 2008 would have been a no-no at many medical schools. Nurse Ratched's Place hide caption

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Doctors' use of CT head scans for hospitalized patients didn't change when the prices were revealed at the time an order was being made. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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What's up, doc? How would you feel if your doctor shared a picture like this one? Dr. Ryan Greysen hide caption

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III lays on the field after injuring his knee during an NFL playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks on January 6. Griffin had knee surgery two days later. Richard Lipski/AP hide caption

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Maribel Ramos, 13, has both sickle cell disease and an abnormality of blood vessels called moyamoya. Both put her at risk of stroke, and, together, they add up to a 95 percent chance of a major stroke. Richard Knox/NPR hide caption

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To reduce errors by doctors in training, medical educators have capped how long they can work. But enforcing the limits can be a challenge. iStockphoto hide caption

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