News tagged with health care costs
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A slowdown in the growth of U.S. health care costs could mean that Americans could save as much as $770 billion on Medicare spending over the next decade, Harvard economists say.
Health May 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
More than 100 doctors from around the world have signed a letter decrying the high cost of cancer drugs which reach $100,000 per year or more, and calling for pharmaceutical companies to ease prices.
Medications Apr 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 2
The monetary cost of dementia in the United States ranges from $157 billion to $215 billion annually, making the disease more costly to the nation than either heart disease or cancer, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Do cash rewards for healthier habits work? Maybe, says a new study, if you add on one more condition – peer pressure.
Health Apr 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
It's a basic, reasonable question: How much will this cost me? For patients in the emergency room, the answer all too often is a mystery.
Health Feb 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 1 |
When it comes to health care, patients with the motivation, knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their own health have better health outcomes and incur fewer health care costs.
Health Feb 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—According to a new University of Virginia study, half of the 50 states could end their primary care physician shortages, and save billions annually in health care costs, by a simple policy change: equalizing ...
Health Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Two heads are better than one, as the saying goes – and a new study by a duo at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) demonstrates how having two attending surgeons in the operating room during ...
Surgery Jan 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Many of the most common inpatient surgeries in the United States are performed electively. These surgeries are expected to significantly increase with the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. In a new perspectives article, ...
Other Dec 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Men with employment-contingent health insurance (ECHI) who suffer a health shock, such as a cancer diagnosis or hospitalization, are more likely to feel "locked" into remaining at work and are at greater risk for losing their ...
Health Nov 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Genetic markers cannot predict which patients with major depression will respond to anti-depressant drugs, according to a large collaborative study led by researchers at King's College ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—One-third of Americans have high blood pressure and only half of them have it under control, dramatically increasing their risk for possibly fatal heart attacks and strokes, a new government ...
Health Sep 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
A team of disease experts and health economists at Johns Hopkins warns that steadily declining rates of U.S. infant male circumcision could add more than $4.4 billion in avoidable health care costs if rates over the next ...
Health Aug 20, 2012 | 1.2 / 5 (17) | 10 |
(Medical Xpress) -- University of Florida researchers have identified a medical condition they say keeps many intensive care, heart surgery and burn patients from recovering fully and returning home.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
No one questions whether or not health care costs have risen, and risen dramatically, in recent decades. But beyond questions of cost alone is a bigger question: how has the value of health care changed or, in other words, ...
Health Jun 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |