Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prevalence of multiple chronic conditions up among veterans

The prevalence of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) is higher for male and female veterans versus nonveterans, according to a study published online Feb. 23 in the National Health Statistics Reports, a publication from the ...

Medical economics

U.S. health care spending increased 4.6 percent in 2019

Health care spending in the United States increased 4.6 percent in 2019, which was a similar rate of growth as that seen in 2018, according to a report published online Dec. 16 in Health Affairs.

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

Sustainable savings on medical care

One popular idea for lowering the nation's ballooning health care spending is to change the way insurers pay provider organizations for their care. Instead of paying a fee for each service rendered—a model that can encourage ...

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