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High persistent spending is unusually common during the year before death, researchers find.
Programs that seek to lower hospital admissions rates may also reduce readmissions, even though patients in communities adopting the programs tend to be sicker when hospitalized, according to a recent study in Health Affairs.
This week in managed care, the top stories included new reports on a 10-year experiment in payment reform, more results from the early years of the Affordable Care Act, and findings on employee wellness programs.
Researchers found a dose-response relationship for several cancers involved in eating, meaning the higher the weight, the greater risk of cancer.
Advances in genetic technologies have a great potential to be used to advance treatments, especially through personalized medicine. However, there are concerns that disadvantaged groups do not have access to these advances.
Margaret E. O'Kane has been making lasting impacts on healthcare quality measurement for years. But when she founded the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the organization was sometimes underestimated and not taken seriously.
A review of our peer-reviewed research, in the healthcare and mainstream press.
What we're reading, August 26, 2016: the middle class is burdened with increasing healthcare costs; how much do voters need to know about presidential candidates' health; and honoring the end-of-life wishes of patients with dementia.
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