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- Regulation redux. Tieman, Jeff; Fong, Tony // Modern Healthcare;6/9/2003, Vol. 33 Issue 23, p6
Focuses on the elimination of a provision to regulate hospital prices in a healthcare reform bill in Maine. Information on rate-setting system in hospitals; Details on the deal between healthcare organization and Maine Governor John Baldacci that led to the abolishment of the provision;...
- Uncle Sam's Dangerous Prescriptions. Evans, M. Stanton // National Review;11/25/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 46, p1368
This article focuses on various efforts made by the federal government in the U.S. to control the increasing cost of medical care in the country. Health-care costs, hospital charges in particular, are rising in the U.S. The goal of U.S. President Jimmy Carter's hospital cost containment plan is...
- Hospitals outpace Rx as source of inflation. // Employee Benefit News;Nov2001, Vol. 15 Issue 14, p24
Reports the increase of health care costs in hospitals in the United States. Percentage rate accounted for hospital spending; Reasons for the increase of health care costs; Options left for employers to ease the financial burden.
- Researchers point to high administrative costs in hospitals. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;9/5/93, Vol. 67 Issue 17, p14
Cites a study published in the `New England Journal of Medicine' which reports that administrative costs account for a national average of 24.8 percent in 1990. Researchers' support for the adoption of a single-payer system; American Hospital Association officials' choice of Community Care...
- Health Care Consumption Among Elderly Patients in California: A Comprehensive 10-Year Evaluation of Trends in Hospitalization Rates and Charges. Koziol, James A.; Zuraw, Bruce L.; Christiansen, Sandra C. // Gerontologist;Apr2002, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p207
Examines health care rates, charges and patterns of consumption from a comprehensive California hospitalization data set covering 1986 to 1995. Rates of hospital discharges fell between 1986 and 1995; Increase on hospital charges between 1986 and 1995; Effects of age and sex on hospital...
- Hospitals Boost Costs. Wechsler, Jill // Pharmaceutical Executive;Nov2001, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p28
Examines the factors that led to increased medical costs in the United States in 2000. Statistics on the increase in healthcare cost in 2000; Impact of the increase in medical costs in 2000 on employer-sponsored healthcare coverage; Factors that led to the decline in pharmaceutical spending in...
- PPI data shows slight rises in hospitals' costs. Cys, Jane // AHA News;10/25/99, Vol. 35 Issue 42, p4
Focuses on the cost of keeping hospitals operating in September 1999. Total hospital reimbursement in September 1998, according to the Producer Price Index (PPI); Prescription drugs costs in 1998; Details on PPI; Percentage of increase in medical care costs.
- RX Costs Top Policy Agenda. Wechsler, Jill // Pharmaceutical Executive;Feb2004, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p34
Focuses on the healthcare spending in the U.S. Contribution of rising hospital bills in driving the spending; Factors affecting the demand for drugs; Strategies employed to hold the line on Medicaid pharmacy bills.
- Hospitalists becoming a popular practice. Runy, Lee Ann // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Feb2003, Vol. 77 Issue 2, p24
Focuses on growth in the deployment of hospitalists in the U.S., as of February 2003. Effect of hospitalists on hospital cost reduction and quality of care; Details on job responsibilities and salary; Employment of hospitalists in various sectors such as insurance companies and multispecialty...