Sleep studies to detect obstructive sleep apnea can be performed in the patient’s home—although the convenience and lower costs for performing the tests outside the laboratory are offset by a loss of accuracy.
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Several states have considered taxing cosmetic surgical procedures, and one has passed legislation requiring a 6% tax on such procedures.
In June of 2003, Maine enacted a law creating Dirigo Health, which is Maine’s attempt to provide free or heavily subsidized health insurance coverage for the estimated 136,000 citizens who do not have health insurance.
Spending growth has slowed, and docs are increasing practice volume and intensity to keep up
Focus shifted from infection to inflammation in new report and practice parameters