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giovedì 7 giugno 2012

Health & Social Law and Comment Review in Anglo-Saxon Countries

Robert B. Helms and Grace-Marie Turner

Patient Outcomes Improved, Health Care Costs Reduced By Hospital At Home Program
Using a Johns Hopkins-developed program that allows medical professionals to provide acute hospital-level care within a patient's home, a New Mexico health system was able to reduce costs by roughly 20 percent and provide equal or better outcomes than hospital inpatients, according to new research.

Karlyn Bowman and Andrew Rugg | American Enterprise Institute
As America awaits the Supreme Court decision on health care, polls reveal a negative trend in attitudes about the Affordable Care Act.

Thomas P. Miller | Real Clear Markets

U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Harlick v. Blue Sheild of California, No. 10-15595 
In a suit brought by a woman who suffers from anorexia nervosa seeking insurance coverage for her care at a residential treatment facility, either under the terms of her insurance plan or under California’s Mental Health Parity Act, the District Court grant of summary judgment to defendant-insurer is reversed where although her insurance plan, considered alone, does not require coverage, the Mental Health Parity Act does require coverage.

Placebos And Ethics
The American Medical Association's Code of Ethics prohibits physicians from prescribing treatments that they consider to be placebos unless the patients know this and agree to take them anyway.