When patients have to pay a share of drug costs: effects on frequency of physician visits, hospital admissions and filling of prescriptions
- Doctor, Doctor. // OECD Observer;Jan2002, Issue 230, p56
Reports on rate of doctor consultations in OECD countries. Increase in the frequency of Hungarians to consult doctors; Probability of Hungarians to be admitted in hospitals; Decrease of the ratio of consultations in Poland.
- Deviation from prescribed drug treatment after discharge from hospital. Parkin, D.M.; Henney, C.R.; Quirk, J.; Crooks, J. // British Medical Journal;9/18/1976, Vol. 2 Issue 6037, p686
Reports the evidence of deviation from prescribed drug treatment after discharge from hospital. Number of patients without clear understanding of the regimen; Factors influencing non-comprehension and non-compliance; Clinical significance of deviation from treatment.
- Growing burden of hospital costs in the US. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;Nov2013, Issue 691, p5
The article offers medical related news briefs in the U.S. on the data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project indicating that the aggregate cost for about 93 million hospital stays in 2011 totalled $387.2 billion and septicemia as the most expensive condition treated in the hospitals.
- CMS Implements Special Add-On Payments for New Technologies. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Feb2003, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p10
Reports on the provision of the final rule implementing provisions of the Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000, that add-on payments be made for discharges involving approved technologies, if the total costs of the discharge exceed the DRG payment for the case. Terms of the payment...
- A Look at the Bottom Line. Moss, Marcy O'Koon // Arthritis Today;Jul/Aug2009, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p4
The article focuses on the results of the survey conducted by Arthritis Foundation-"Arthritis Today" which focused on the impact of slumping economy in health care. It revealed that 46% of the respondents were placing a strain on their finances and 10% have debt due to medical expenses. The...
- FINDINGS. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jul2000, Vol. 74 Issue 7, p68
Presents some medical research findings in the United States as of July 2000. Number of emergency department visits in 1998; Decline in the admission rate of non-managed care plans enrollees; Lifesaving difference for an overdosed patient who arrives at a hospital in an ambulance rather than a...
- New enhanced service on unplanned admission. // Pulse;Dec2013, p8
The article reports on the changes in hospital admissions in England starting in 2014 where a new directed enhanced service (DES) will be funded by the removal of the QOF Quality and Productivity domain and the risk-profiling DES.
- Estimating the Costs of Potentially Preventable Hospital Acquired Complications. Fuller, Richard L.; McCullough, Elizabeth C.; Bao, Mona Z.; Averill, Richard F. // Health Care Financing Review;Summer2009, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p17
California and Maryland hospital data are used to estimate the incremental cost associated with 64 categories of hospital acquired complications. The reason for admission, severity of illness at admission and the presence of hospital acquired complications are used in a linear regression model...
- THE COST OF STAYING WELL. O'REILLY, EILEEN DRAGE // Trustee;Jan2009, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p20
The article explores wellness programs as a possible solution to burgeoning costs of staying well. Hospital-based wellness programs are discussed including those developed by large firms. Wellness initiatives for communities are presented along with the internal challenges faced by hospitals....