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Study puts price tag on lost earnings from racial disparities in cancer mortality

A new American Cancer Society study puts a price tag on racial disparities in cancer mortality, finding that $3.2 billion in lost earnings would have been avoided in 2015 if non-Hispanic (NH) blacks had equal years of life ...

Medical economics

Insurers should be willing to negotiate coronavirus claims to avoid courts being overwhelmed, study

Insurers should be open to negotiating coronavirus claims to avoid courts becoming overwhelmed with disputes, a new study warns.

Medical economics

Estimating spending on COVID-19

In a new report published by the Brookings Institution, Matthew Fiedler, a fellow in economic studies at the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, and Zirui Song, assistant professor of health care policy ...

Health

Only one in four U.S. hospitals with ICUs have tele-ICU services

(HealthDay)—In 2018, half of U.S. hospitals had the capacity to conduct telehealth-based outpatient visits, while only one in four had tele-intensive care unit (tele-ICU) capabilities, according to a research letter published ...

Health

New Medicare benefit would limit insulin copays to $35 a month

Reacting to skyrocketing prices for insulin, the Trump Administration announced on Tuesday a new benefit that would limit Medicare recipients' copays for insulin to a maximum of $35 a month and save them about $446 a year ...

Health

Patients who had been waiting in operation queue died earlier

Early surgery improved both outcome and survival in patients with the neurological condition hydrocephalus, while mortality was higher in those who had to wait, according to a thesis from the University of Gothenburg. These ...