The news organization ProPublica has just released national data from 2014 on the number of doctors who take gifts or payments from pharmaceutical companies. While Massachusetts has one of the lowest rates overall, two Western Massachusetts hospitals show the highest percentage of doctors taking payments in the state.
Doctors tell us it’s a good idea to get an annual health check-up. And the same can be said for counties. A report released this week from the University of Wisconsin ranks Hampden County last in Massachusetts for health outcomes and health factors.
Massachusetts policy makers continue to craft regulations for a new law that limits the number of patients per nurse in hospital intensive care units.The Health Policy Commission met today in Boston.
A deadly pig virus has hit 27 states throughout the country, including Vermont. In Massachusetts agriculture officials are urging swine farmers to take precautions.
Berkshire Medical Center would operate the emergency room and buy the now-vacant hospital under an agreement announced Thursday.
The head of Massachusetts’ health insurance exchange, Jean Yang, has been called to testify before congress on Thursday, along with directors of five other state exchanges.
Just four of the 20 licenses granted on Friday are in the central and western counties of the state.
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