Seventeen years after he had a liver transplant, Jon Zeschin got sick.
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At 81, Fred Glaser takes his health very seriously. He’s fit, he eats well and he knows how important his oral health is.
Daniel Matlock, MD, MPH, assistant professor, School of Medicine, and colleagues published a study in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that reviews the rate of major cardiovascular procedures for nearly six-million patients covered by Medicare. The study compared how often procedures are performed on patients in the capitated Medicare Advantage program and those in the Medicare fee-for-service system. They found that some patients, depending on where they are in the country, were more likely to get certain procedures regardless of the payment structure.