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Published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the study found that the scale can help predict readmission or death within 30 days after hospital discharge among geriatric patients.
The results of an ongoing study, presented at the annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology in Seville, Spain, identified a 5-fold increased risk of death in heart failure patients who were depressed.
As more patients become insured under the Affordable Care Act, driving demand for primary care and urgent care services, there is an increased need for alternative service sites, according to an analysis from Alvarez & Marsal.
The Obama Administration says that Florida can receive $1 billion this year and $600 million next year to pay for uncompensated care in safety net hospitals. However, the administration made it clear that more funding awaits the state if Medicaid expansion reaches those up to 138% of the federal poverty line.
Consumers with chronic diseases face challenging trade-offs when choosing health coverage, especially when it comes to out-of-pocket drug costs.
The implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its resulting market turbulence has not created the operation challenges for payers that was expected, according to a report from athenahealth, Inc.
German health authorities are debating whether the price of Europe's first approved gene therapy is worth the $1 million price tag.
Although millions of Americans have gained health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the Commonwealth Fund recently found that 31 million individuals were underinsured in 2014.

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