News tagged with healthcare costs

Singapore launches universal health insurance

Singapore's parliament has enacted a universal health insurance scheme with nearly $3.0 billion in subsidies to help the elderly and lower-income people, as it responds to demands for better social safety nets.

Jan 30, 2015
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Sharpening state spending on seniors

As our society ages, a University of Montreal study suggests the health system should be focussing on comorbidity and specific types of disabilities that are associated with higher health care costs for seniors, ...

Nov 13, 2014
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Rare disease costs millions to society each year

In the first study of its kind, researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Newcastle University in the UK have estimated the economic burden of Duchene muscular dystrophy (DMD) to the public healthcare, affected households ...

Jul 03, 2014
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Self-referral spurs unnecessary MRI exams for patients

Patients having knee MRI examinations are significantly more likely to receive a negative finding if referred by physicians who have a financial interest in the imaging equipment being used, according to a study published ...

Sep 17, 2013
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