News tagged with health affairs

Reference pricing changes consumers' choices

(HealthDay)—Consumer cost sharing resulting from reference pricing redirects patient volumes and reduces hospital prices for orthopedic surgery, according to research published in the August issue of Health Af ...

Aug 23, 2013
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Involved patients have better health care experiences

(HealthDay)—Health care providers and patients shape the care experience, and strategies to improve care interactions should also help patients ensure that their needs are met, according to research published ...

Aug 15, 2013
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Physicians' malpractice concerns predict more testing

(HealthDay)—Physicians' concerns about malpractice risk predict more aggressive diagnostic testing practices in office-based care, according to a study published in the August issue of Health Affairs.

Aug 10, 2013
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More opioid dependence treatment needed

A new report from Simon Fraser University researcher Bohdan Nosyk calls for the expansion of heroin and opioid medical treatment to stem the increase of overdose deaths.

Aug 06, 2013
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Financial incentives can drive health IT adoption

(HealthDay)—Financial incentives can drive providers' adoption of health information technology, including e-prescribing, according to a study published in the July issue of Health Affairs.

Jul 17, 2013
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