News tagged with healthcare costs

How can we measure the value and impact of orthopaedic care?

Healthcare expenditures currently account for 18% of the United States Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Some experts have suggested that an emphasis on value may be an effective strategy to evaluate healthcare costs. In a recent ...

Nov 26, 2013
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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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High lifetime costs for type 2 diabetes

A person with type 2 diabetes may spend an average of nearly $85,500 to treat the disease and its complications over his or her lifetime, reports a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The ea ...

Aug 09, 2013
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Six steps could cut heart failure readmissions

There are six procedural things hospital teams can do to help heart failure patients avoid another hospital stay in the 30 days after they're discharged—and if all six are followed, patients are even more likely to avoid ...

Jul 16, 2013
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Device aims to avert repeated breast cancer surgeries

When a breast tumor is detected, many women opt to have a lumpectomy, which is surgery designed to remove the diseased tissue while preserving the breast. But during this procedure, doctors cannot learn right ...

Jun 25, 2013
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EHR improves coordination of care in hematuria work-up

(HealthDay)—Care coordination, enhanced using an electronic health record system, can reduce the number of health care visits needed for the work-up of hematuria, according to a study published in the July ...

Jun 14, 2013
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