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About 1 in 5 healthcare payments is tied to value-based model

Brief Published Jan. 11, 2019 Dive Brief: Value-based care and other healthcare quality initiatives have made inroads, with an estimated 4% annual growth in value-based payments and 7% average annual increase in hospitals and clinicians participating in major clinical registries, a new Q-Centrix report shows. The consultancy’s report looks at participation in quality programs and resource… Read More »

What to know about oxycodone

Oxycodone is a type of pain-relieving medication that doctors may prescribe to help people manage moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is an opiate (narcotic) analgesic. Opiate analgesics change how the brain and central nervous system respond to pain. These chemical changes stop a person from feeling pain in the same way as they did. This… Read More »

Prostate cancer symptoms: One less obvious sign of the disease you should know about

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. The disease usually develops slowly and there may be no signs for many years. Symptoms don’t usually appear until the cancer has grown large enough to put pressure on the urethra. This can cause problems with urination, such as needing to pee more… Read More »