The amount of money that hospitals spend on environmental services, such as cleaning and maintenance services, is not as important for influencing patient satisfaction scores as the way the money is spent, according to Penn State researchers.
Children with public insurance are 22 percent less likely to receive comprehensive primary care than those with private insurance, according to new research from the University of Michigan Medical School.
Harvard Medical School researchers found that a global payment system underway in Massachusetts lowered medical spending while improving the quality of patient care relative to the traditional fee-for-service system.
Almost everyone has experienced one memory triggering another, but explanations for that phenomenon have proved elusive. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have provided the first neurobiological evidence that memories formed in the same context become linked, the foundation of the theory of episodic memory. To investigate the neurobiological evidence for this theory, the Penn team combined a centuries-old psychological research technique — having subjects memorize and recall a list of unrelated words — with precise brain activity data that can only be acquired via neurosurgery.
Fairy tales, literature and video games all have one thing in common: violence. And according to the U.S. Supreme Court, they're all protected under the First Amendment -- the reason why the court recently rejected a ban on the sale of violent video games to children.