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Cancer medicine: new, improved, expensive and exploited?

Two studies published in the October issue of Health Affairs by a University of Chicago health economist examine spending on oral anti-cancer drugs as well as a federal program designed to help the poor, which may instead helps hospitals boost profits. 752 more words


Health care spending trends-watch your wallet‼️

I guess you can look at the following as good news or not so good news (or more likely it’s a good guess for now). A slower growth rate is not bad of course, but health care spending growing at more than twice general inflation is not great. 213 more words


Health spending growth slowest in decades

Sydney Morning Herald AAP 23 September 2014

Expenditure on health reached $147.4 billion in 2012/13, up 1.5 per cent from $142 billion in the previous year, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) says.  42 more words

Leadership / Management

5% of Patients, 50% of Cost -- where to focus

The U.S. spends more than other countries for health care but the outcome is not as good as other countries.  Why?  Many feel it is a failure to respond to the statistic that 5% of patients consume 50% of health care spending.   256 more words

Restructuring Health Care

Prescription Drugs Drive Jump In Health Care Spending

ANN ARBOR — Health spending in July 2014 was 4.3 percent higher than in July 2013, according to the monthly Health Sector Economic Indicators released by the Center for Sustainable Health Spending at the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute. 411 more words


Health Benefits In 2014: Stability In Premiums And Coverage For Employer-Sponsored Plans

Excellent summary article on the employer-sponsored health insurance marketplace. Key finding: as of today, cost control has everything to do with employees paying more of their own expenses out of pocket, not wellness or other similer gibberish. 38 more words

Health Policy

Murmurs, Rubs & Gallops-9/5/2014

JAMA Internal Medicine Blog contributors on what captured their attention this week.

An article in the New York Times discussed the possibility that Medicare will begin to reimburse physicians for… 552 more words

Editor's Corner