What would you ideally do if there were no targets? (Allard & Bleakley)

Abstract: Top-down policy directives, such as targets and their associated protocols, may be driven politically rather than clinically and can be described as macro-political texts. While targets supposedly provide incentives for healthcare services, they may unintentionally shape practices of accommodation rather than implementation, deflecting practitioners from providing optimal care. Live work activities were observed for … More What would you ideally do if there were no targets? (Allard & Bleakley)

Studies Link Cancer Patients’ Survival Time To Insurance Status (NPR)

Privately insured people with cancer were diagnosed earlier and lived longer than those who were uninsured or were covered by Medicaid, according to two recent studies. In one study, researchers examined data from more than 13,600 adult patients who had glioblastoma multiforme, the most common type of malignant brain tumor, between 2007 and 2012. The … More Studies Link Cancer Patients’ Survival Time To Insurance Status (NPR)