AJMC Stakeholder Summit Explores Challenges in Using Data to Make Decisions in Oncology
What makes a cancer therapy effective may be in the eye of the stakeholder, even though everyone involved in healthcare decisions relies on evidence-based information. Evidence-Based Oncology, a publication of The American Journal of Managed Care, this month publishes a condensed version of the discussion among payers on how to improve collection and use of collection of data to make better evidence-based decisions in oncology.
More Upper-Income Americans Delaying Medical Care
Despite a drop in the uninsured rate stemming from the Affordable Care Act, more Americans are putting off medical treatment because of the cost of healthcare, according to the results of an annual Gallup survey.
Improvement on Medical Errors "Not Enough"
The healthcare industry has made progress in reducing medical errors over the past 15 years, but it's not enough, according to Molly Joel Coye, MD, chief innovation officer of UCLA Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.
International Variation in Drug Usage
A new RAND study explores the range of possible causes that might explain observed international variations in the usage of medicines for selected disease areas: dementia, osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes, and hepatitis C.
Eric Schneider to Join The Commonwealth Fund
Eric C. Schneider, MD, senior principal researcher and distinguished chair in health care quality at RAND, and director of its Boston office, will join The Commonwealth Fund as senior vice president for policy and research on February 2, 2015.
Alarm Hazards Remain Top Safety Concern in Hospitals
Medical technology hazards remain a top safety issue for hospitals and can come in many forms. However, for the fourth year in a row, alarm hazards topped the annual Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list from the ECRI Institute.
Civil Unrest in Ferguson Tests St. Louis Area Hospitals
Hospitals in the St. Louis area braced for another violent night Tuesday after at least 25 people were injured in riots triggered by a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.