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The estimated annual cost of prescription drug-related morbidity and mortality resulting from nonoptimized medication therapy was $528.4 billion in 2016.
Overpayment rates above 33% were reported for 12 of the 20 most commonly prescribed drugs.
US spending data was compared with that of 10 other high-income countries.
Throughout medicine and the biomedical sciences, women continue to receive lower salaries and less funding, have fewer publications and first author publications, and are promoted at slower and lower rates.
Inflated medical costs may affect patients' treatment decisions as out-of-pocket costs increase.
Emergency department visits declined by 14% among study participants were switched to a high-deductible health plan.
Participation in the 340B Drug Pricing Program has been associated with hospital-physician consolidation particularly among hematologist-oncologists.
Men received a greater number and higher value of general payments than women physicians.
Decreasing physicians' salaries will not improve the cost of health care in the United States, but it may discourage individuals from entering the healthcare field.
Researchers found an increase in healthcare spending in association with increases in US population size and an increase in association with aging of the population.
The investigators found that 22 of the 40 authors who received payments did not accurately disclose their industry relationships.
Hiring a manager to assist with handling the responsibilities of running a medical practice can be beneficial, but there are a few factors to consider before deciding to do so.
Researchers note that the best-price rule may be an impediment to some novel pricing arrangements in the private sector, but there are ways to avoid or mitigate its impact.
Physician career coaches have observed a downward trend for physicians' incomes.
Congressional cuts to Medicaid have made it increasingly difficult for patient-centered medical homes to operate.
Costs associated with low-cost, low-value health services nearly twice as high as high-cost services
In order assist physicians considering joining a physician-led integrated health system, a guide has been created.
One physician shares his insights on how repeated active discussions with patients about distress, treatment options, and goals can both reduce costs and help to identify when aggressive treatment is no longer appropriate.
Immediate or delayed differences in adverse event rates were seen after generic commercialization of 3 antihypertensive drugs.
A communication-and-resolution program, in which hospitals and liability insurers communication with patients when adverse events occur, does not lead to higher liability costs.
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