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Ascension sees greater shift toward outpatient care in Q1

Brief Published Nov. 20, 2018 Dive Brief: The nation’s largest Catholic health system reported volume declines in key categories during its first quarter for FY19 on Monday. On a same-facility basis, volume declined for discharges, inpatient admissions, emergency room visits and inpatient surgeries. Ascension has said that’s expected as it focuses more on outpatient care.… Read More »

The complex expectations of patients toward their physicians

When my father reached his mid-80s, an accelerating accumulation of physical and mental functioning issues persuaded him to switch to a primary care physician in a concierge medical practice. Although the doctor’s pedigree proclaimed his competence, he mostly excelled as the medical equivalent of a hotel concierge who can magically procure hard-to-get restaurant reservations at… Read More »