Medical economics

The costs of caring for a graying population

With the "graying population" phenomenon becoming widespread, many countries are facing the challenge of caring for their elderly population. In Japan, the country with the oldest population, a universal long-term care (LTC) ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer patients overlooked in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Almost two-thirds of U.S. states failed to prioritize cancer patients for COVID-19 vaccinations, despite recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a study being presented today ...

Oncology & Cancer

Patient economic burden for cancer care $21.1 billon in 2019

(HealthDay)—Patient economic burden associated with cancer care was projected to be $21.1 billion in 2019, according to a report published online Oct. 26 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Medications

Dexamethasone underused for adults hospitalized with COVID-19

(HealthDay)—For adults hospitalized with COVID-19, dexamethasone and remdesivir use increased over time, although dexamethasone is still somewhat underused, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in the Annals of ...

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