Healthcare Cost & Expenditures

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High out-of-pocket (OOP) medical costs in survivors of childhood cancer can influence their treatment choices and care-related behavior, and ultimately affect their health outcomes, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
A free-market system with competition should lead to reduced prices and savings—theoretically. In the case of healthcare, being able to shop around for the best priced service or product not only isn’t easy, but isn’t always feasible.
There are 2 paths forward for addressing rising drug prices, but both have their unique challenges, said Darius Lakdawalla, PhD, Quintiles Chair in Pharmaceutical Development and Regulatory Innovation at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California.
The Hospital-in-Home program implemented at the Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System in Honolulu, Hawaii, is associated with reduced costs with no compromise in quality.
Technology innovation drives expenditures. A Michigan Medicine, IBM, and AirStrip partnership demonstrates the hospital’s role in developing transformative technologies that deliver value.
The US biosimilar market is developing, but its sustainability in the market is still unknown, according to Amanda Forys, MSPH, director of Xcenda’s Reimbursement Policy Insights consulting team.
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