News tagged with health economics

Consumers don't understand health insurance, research shows

This fall, as part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), Americans will have a greater range of health care insurance options to choose from, including, for many, state-based plans. But will they make the right decisions? ...

Aug 01, 2013
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Britain shelves plain cigarette pack plans

Britain on Friday announced it had postponed plans to introduce plain packaging on cigarettes, saying it was waiting to see the results of a similar move in Australia.

Jul 12, 2013
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Jobs that pay for pounds lost can work

With obesity costing the nation $190 billion each year in health care expenditures, employers are increasingly offering cash and other incentives to motivate workers to lose weight.

Jul 10, 2013
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Electronic health record adoption uneven across US

A new study in Health Services Research finds wide geographic variation in the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) by ambulatory health care sites, ranging from a high of 88 percent to a low of ...

Jun 28, 2013
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