How to be an emergency room doctor

Jan 1, 2019
Amid the chaos, you need to form an instant connection with patients.
Zahir Basrai is an emergency room physician in Los Angeles. 
Zahir Basrai

Victims of Orlando mass shooting struggle to pay medical bills

Jun 23, 2016
The hospital system expects to pick up more than $1 million in costs.

Some nonprofit hospitals amassing hundreds of millions

May 3, 2016
7 of the top 10 most profitable hospitals in 2013 were nonprofits, according to a new study.
A view of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, one of the nonprofits that made the list of 10 most profitable hospitals in 2013.
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The orderly zipping around the hospital may be a robot

Feb 23, 2016
At UCSF hospital, robots drop off meals, pick up trash and save money
A hospital robot, called a Tug, enters the kitchen of the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco.
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Hospitals race to be included in 'narrow networks'

Jan 18, 2016
Open enrollment closes at the end of the month.

Putting a price on healthcare

Oct 5, 2015
One hospital is finding out the cost of its services, from surgery to stitches.

The challenge in pairing the sick with social services

Jun 23, 2015
In this corner of healthcare, it’s not one size fits all. It’s one size fits one.

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Markets come up short in drugs for premature babies

Jul 10, 2013
Nationwide drug shortages are causing hospitals to ration critical nutrients premature babies and other patients need to survive.

Forget the patient, what happens when the medical hardware gets a virus?

Jun 17, 2013
As hospitals become more automated, the dangers of computer viruses become more serious.

U.S. releases data showing striking differences in hospital prices

May 8, 2013
The public can search a database for prices for 100 common procedures at every hospital in the country, opening a window onto price differences.