Medical economics

Researchers find technology solutions to health care costs

New developments in technology may provide tools to help patients and health care providers make cost-informed decisions and connect patients to additional resources if they cannot afford their prescribed medications, say ...

Health

Smoke signals: US House votes to decriminalize cannabis

US lawmakers backed the decriminalization of marijuana nationwide in a vote Friday that will eliminate punishments for providing or possessing the drug if is signed into law by President Joe Biden.

Medical economics

COVID healthcare costs 'catastrophic' for poorest

Two decades of progress toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is likely to be halted by COVID-19, as "catastrophic" health care bills force increasing numbers of people into extreme poverty, UN institutions have warned.

Oncology & Cancer

Barriers to physician skin exam ID'd for young melanoma survivors

(HealthDay)—Barriers to health care access, especially cost, are associated with increased odds of not having an annual physician skin examination (PSE) among young melanoma survivors, according to a research letter published ...

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