Health

Single payer systems likely to save money in US, analysis finds

A single payer healthcare system would save money over time, likely even during the first year of operation, according to nearly two dozen analyses of national and statewide single payer proposals made over the past 30 years.

Health

High-priced specialty drugs: Exposing the flaws in the system

My husband, Andy, has Parkinson's disease. A year ago, his neurologist recommended a new pill that he was to take at bedtime. We quickly learned that the medication would cost US$1,300 for a one-month supply of 30 pills. ...

Cardiology

It's taking too long to treat rural Aussies who have a stroke

Addressing inequity between metropolitan and regional acute stroke care requires attention to each component of regional workflow, according to the authors of a Perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Health

In health care, does 'hotspotting' make patients better?

The new health care practice of "hotspotting"—in which providers identify very high-cost patients and attempt to reduce their medical spending while improving care—has virtually no impact on patient outcomes, according ...

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