News tagged with medical care costs

Reducing the toll of alcohol in Canada

Focused programs and public health policies can help reduce the burden of alcohol in Canada, which contributes significantly to acute and chronic diseases, social problems and trauma, states an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical A ...

Feb 07, 2011
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Broadening the base of publicly funded health care

Health care costs and expenditures are expected to rise over the next decade or two and governments need methods to publicly finance these costs, states an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Nov 29, 2010
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Not following doctor's orders: Prescription abandonment

Failure to have a prescription filled can undermine medical treatment, result in increased health care costs and potentially have devastating results for the patient. An editorial in the Nov. 16 issue of the Annals of In ...

Nov 16, 2010
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Study: Medical cost of obesity soars

The medical costs of obesity are twice as high as previously reported, according to the first study to estimate the causal effects of obesity on U.S. medical costs.

Oct 20, 2010
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Report: Employers to see 2011 medical costs jump

(AP) -- Companies that offer employee health insurance expect another steep jump in medical costs next year, and more will ask workers to share a bigger chunk of the expense, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report.

Jun 14, 2010
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Families caught in the middle

When the high cost of health care forces families to forgo paying for basic household expenses, such as rent, utilities or food, children's health suffers, according to research to be presented Sunday, May 2 at the Pediatric ...

May 02, 2010
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GOP sees possible upside in health care summit

(AP) -- Congressional Republicans see a chance for political gain in President Barack Obama's televised health care summit next week, even though the president will be running the show.

Feb 17, 2010
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Survival benefit with high-intensity end-of-life approaches

Patients admitted to hospitals with higher-intensity end-of-life care live longer than those admitted to hospitals with low-intensity approaches, according to a University of Pittsburgh study available online and published ...

Feb 11, 2010
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