The importance of comorbidity in analysing patient costs in Swedish primary care
- EDITORIAL. Goodman, Sandra // Positive Health;Oct2007, Issue 140, p4
The article expresses the author's view on the funding of healthcare and life-saving treatment in Great Britain. The author cites the case of a man with terminal kidney cancer who was denied of funding from Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) due to the high cost of the drug. She compares such cost with...
- Optimizing Health for Complex Adults in Primary Care: Current Challenges and a Way Forward. Day, Hollis; Eckstrom, Elizabeth; Lee, Sei; Wald, Heidi; Counsell, Steven; Rich, Eugene // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Jun2014, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p911
As the population ages, the quantity and complexity of comorbidities only increases in the primary care setting. Health systems strive to improve quality of care and enhance cost savings, but current administrative and payment systems do not easily support the implementation of existing evidence...
- A quiet revolution in primary care. Kennedy, Barbara // Medeconomics;Oct2004, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p16
This article focuses on the revolution in primary care. PCOs and general practice are facing a quiet revolution. The government wants to lever private and commercial sector contracts into primary and community services. Meanwhile, the range of contracts available within the primary care sector...
- Comparison between an online self-administered and an interviewer-administered version of the Asthma Control Questionnaire: a cross-sectional validation study. Honkoop, Persijn J.; Loijmans, Rik J. B.; Termeer, Evelien H.; Snoeck-Stroband, Jiska B.; ter Riet, Gerben; Schermer, Tjard R. J.; Sont, Jacob K. // Primary Care Respiratory Journal;Sep2013, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p284
Background: Online self-management programmes for asthma have recently become available. International guidelines suggest that the Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ) can be used in these programmes. In order to assess the current level of control and guide therapy, the same cut-off values are...
- Clinical practice patterns of generalists and specialists in Alzheimer's disease: What are the differences, and what difference do they make? ROBINSON, L.; VELLAS, B.; KNOX, S.; LINS, K. // Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging;Jul2010, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p545
Optimising the roles played by both generalists and specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD) could have a major impact on the quality and cost of patient care. Therefore, one aim of the IMPACT survey was to characterise the similarities and differences between these...
- Depression status, medical comorbidity and resource costs. Chisholm, Daniel; Diehr, Paula; Knapp, Martin; Patrick, Donald; Treglia, Michael; Simon, Gregory // British Journal of Psychiatry;Aug2003, Vol. 183, p121
Background Despite the burden of depression there remain few data on its economic consequences in an international context. Aims To explore the relationship between depression status (with and without medical comorbidity), work loss and health care costs using cross-sectional data from a...
- Study: Primary care physicians reduce Medicare costs. // Primary Care Weekly;9/02/96, Vol. 2 Issue 34, p1
Reports on a study showing that primary care physicians practice cost-effective medicine. Reduction of Medicare costs in urban areas; Possible explanations for the reduction in medical costs through primary care.
- GPs fear extra PCT budget will be swallowed up by secondary care. // Pulse;1/6/2003, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p6
Focuses on the impact of the increase of secondary care cost on primary care trust budgets in Great Britain.
- Evening, weekend office hours tied to lower patient costs. // Medical Economics;11/25/2012, Vol. 89 Issue 22, p9
The article discusses results of the study "Extended Office Hours and Healthcare Expenditures: A National Study," which has found that healthcare costs for patients of primary care physicians who offer evening and weekend hours were 10% lower than those who did not offer extended office hours.