News tagged with health policies

$1.9 billion in Medicare waste: 'Tip of the iceberg'

In the first large-scale study to directly measure wasteful spending in Medicare, researchers found that Medicare spent $1.9 billion in 2009 for patients to receive any of 26 tests and procedures that have been shown by empirical ...

May 12, 2014
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How a health care plan quickly lowered infant mortality

Few problems in developing countries are as gut-wrenching as high infant mortality—and yet it is a problem that has solutions. A policy change in Thailand's health care system has quickly led to significantly ...

Apr 30, 2014
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Graphic photos on tobacco packs save lives: WHO report

Large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packets in China would increase awareness about the harms of smoking, help to cut smoking rates, and in doing so save lives according to global studies. These are the key findings ...

Apr 08, 2014
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