Viewpoint: Chambers urge state to reject Mass General Brigham expansion
This new year will be a pivotal one for Massachusetts healthcare as the Department of Public Health decides whether to approve Mass General Brigham ’s application to build outpatient centers in Woburn, Westwood, and Westborough. MGB’s proposal elicited widespread concerns about its impact on healthcare costs and community providers – prompting legislation now in front of the state Senate that would strengthen the process for regulating ho spital expansions. The Health Policy Commission is also… (Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 28, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Management and characteristics of patients suffering from Clostridiodes difficile infection in primary care
Conclusion: GPs provide relevant ambulatory care for mild p rimary episodes of CDI using oral metronidazole. Persistent diarrhoea despite an appropriate anti-Clostridiodes regimen should be interpreted as an early predictor of relapse. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tight Labor Market Means Lower Health Costs For Workers
A drop in employee healthcare costs came in the form of lower deductibles and co-payments this year thanks to the tight labor market. (Source: Healthcare News)
Source: Healthcare News - December 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Enterprise Tech /enterprise-tech Careers /careers Editors' Pick editors-pick business pharma Source Type: news

Switch to Generic CV Meds in Medicare Could Save Half a Billion Switch to Generic CV Meds in Medicare Could Save Half a Billion
Substituting generic for brand-name cardiovascular medications may reduce healthcare costs, but observers say generic drug safety remains a barrier.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

My Doctor Told Me The Cost Of The Appointment … Give Or Take $200!
To rein in healthcare spending, we need to discuss healthcare costs early enough in the course of care for patients to decide how, or whether, to spend their precious dollars. (Source: Healthcare News)
Source: Healthcare News - December 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news

The relationship between reductions in WHO risk drinking levels during treatment and subsequent healthcare costs for the ACTIVE Workgroup - Aldridge AP, Zarkin GA, Dowd WN, Witkiewitz K, Hasin DS, O'Malley SS, Isenberg K, Anton RF.
BACKGROUND: Abstinence has historically been considered the target outcome for alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment, yet recent work has found drinking reductions after AUD treatment, as measured by World Health Organization (WHO) risk drinking levels, are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Chief Medical Officer provides a prescription for effective employee health care
Have you scheduled your next appointment with your doctor? Have you had an appointment with your doctor in the last six to 12 months? Do you currently have a doctor? You may have answered “yes” to these questions, but what about your employee population? Studies show that there has been a sharp decline in the last decade of U.S. adults visiting primary care providers, whether healthy or sick. With skyrocketing healthcare costs and the decline of primary c are visits, what can employers do to… (Source: Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Healthgram Source Type: news

Infographic: Direct primary care explained
Direct primary care (DPC) is a solution many progressive companies are implementing to help save money on healthcare costs, while enhancing their benefits package for employees. Although the DPC model has been around for some time, many employers are just beginning to learn about its benefits. In an infographic, we cover five things employers should know about direct primary care. Download a PDF of the infographic here. Learn more about direct primary care with Healthgram. Healthgram partners… (Source: Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 1, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Healthgram Source Type: news

Healthcare Startup Sesame Bucks Rising Inflation, Lowering Costs Up To 67%
Just as inflation is rising across sectors, healthcare inflation is increasing. But on the Sesame cash-pay platform, healthcare costs are down substantially. (Source: Healthcare News)
Source: Healthcare News - November 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Deb Gordon, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Money /money Personal Finance /personal-finance Source Type: news

Healthcare Affordability: Majority of Adults Support Significant Changes to the Health System
This national survey of adults helps illuminate respondents’ experiences with healthcare costs, perceptions of who is to blame, appetite for change, and feelings about a range of policy reforms. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care - November 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Source Type: news

Brain Fog Can Persist 8 Months After COVID: Study Brain Fog Can Persist 8 Months After COVID: Study
Problems with executive function and recall are appearing even in younger cohorts. Effects will have significant repercussions on quality of life, work productivity, and healthcare costs, experts warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 23, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

An evaluation of the association between fault attribution and healthcare costs and trajectories in the first three years after transport  injury - Melita J G, Joanna F D, Alex C, Jennie P, Shanthi A, Belinda J G.
BACKGROUND: People with complex medical and psychosocial issues have high healthcare needs. This registry-based cohort study sought to quantify the association between external fault attribution, recorded during compensation claim lodgement, and the cost a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

No significant change in total healthcare costs with aripiprazole lauroxil
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - October 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Functional status impairment at six-month follow-up is independently associated with child physical abuse mechanism - Jensen AR, Evans LL, Meert KL, VanBuren JM, Richards R, Alvey JS, Holubkov R, Pollack MM, Burd RS.
BACKGROUND: Children with abusive injuries have worse mortality, length-of-stay, complications, and healthcare costs compared to those sustaining an accidental injury. Long-term functional impairment is common in children with abusive head trauma but has n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why Charlotte employers are now investing in direct primary care
The doctor/patient relationship is deemed to be the core component in the ethical practices of medicine. Increased healthcare costs remain an unfortunate topic that goes hand-in-hand with the decline of primary care visits. Simply put, many people do not have a doctor or avoid seeing their doctor due to barriers like cost or appointment availability. The need for a more personalized doctor/patient relationship that promotes preventive care and easy accessibility is why direct primary care (DPC) is … (Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Healthgram Source Type: news