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 ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Health
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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).

dateNov 29, 2010 in Health
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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 Internal ...

dateNov 16, 2010 in Health
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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.

dateOct 20, 2010 in Health
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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.

dateJun 14, 2010 in Health
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