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the inclusion in the recently passed economic stimulus bill of some $1 billion over 10 years for “comparative effectiveness analysis” in health care prompted a vehement reaction from the defenders of the status quo. They wrote darkly about “ cookbook medicine ” or, even more hysterically, about Hitler-style euthanasia . With so much brouhaha over what should be thought of as basic operations research for health care, it may be well to explore what “comparative effectiveness analysis” is, and how it is related to what is known as “cost-effectiveness analysis.” The sketch below describes the basic structure of “comparative ...
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One of the most controversial aspects of healthcare reform is the inclusion of an individual and employer health insurance mandate. Proponents of the mandate claim that it will help defray the increased cost of bringing millions of uninsured Americans into the fold. Affordable health insurance is most easily achieved ... market research, surveys and trends
Understanding Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs - Well Blog -
In today’s Patient Money column, Walecia Konrad explains the difference between insurance co-pays and co-insurance: A co-pay is a fixed amount that you pay each time you see a doctor or fill a prescription, usually around $10 or $20. Co-insurance is the percentage of the cost of doctor visits, hospitalizations and prescription drugs that you are required to pay under your insurance policy. Understanding the difference is important, as many insurance companies are now considering a switch from co-pay to co-insurance as a way to contain rising expenses. How will that affect your bottom line when shopping for insurance? Read ... market research, surveys and trends


National Diabetes Statistics, 2007
Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death, but people with diabetes can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk of complications. Type 1 diabetes was previously called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) or juvenile-onset diabetes. Type 1 diabetes develops when the body’s immune system destroys pancreatic beta cells, the only cells in the body that make the hormone insulin that regulates blood glucose. To survive, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Issue Brief No. 88
About 57 million working-age Americans—18-64 years old—live with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, asthma or depression. In 2003, more than one in five, or 12.3 million people with chronic conditions, lived in families with problems paying medical bills, according to a new study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC). Rising health costs have hit low-income, privately insured people with chronic conditions particularly hard. Between 2001 and 2003, the proportion of low-income, chronically ill people with private insurance who spent more than 5 percent of their income on ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
ICKLER: Battles Back For 13th At Iowa Speedway
Brian Ickler may not have had the racetruck to beat in Sunday's Lucas Oil 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway in Newton. But he had arguably the next-best through most of the first half of the race. That's when it went all for naught as the 24-year-old from San Diego, driving in his third Truck Series event in the No. 18 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) and the 14th of his career, got turned from behind on a restart just past the halfway point in today's 205-lap race, fell two laps off the pace, and used the rest of the day to battle his way back onto the lead lap and settle ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Music's 3R's 07.12.10: Linkin Park's New Single, Queens of the Stone Age ...
Music's 3R's 07.12.10: Linkin Park's New Single, Queens of the Stone Age Returns, GaGa Plays Lennon's Piano, More Posted by Aaron Titan  on 07.12.2010 From Lady GaGa playing John Lennon's piano and Linkin Park's new interactive single to Bon Jovi getting injured onstage and finishing the show anyways, Daft Punk doing the Tron: Legacy Soundtrack, Queens of the Stone Age's upcoming sixth LP, Rush getting sued by a fan for them canceling a show, and Street Sweeper Social Club covering M.I.A., 411's Aaron Titan brings you all the Right, wRong, and Ridiculous in the music world in this ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


ORIGINAL RESEARCH Health Care Delay of Farmers 50 Years and Older ...
self-rated health, more current medical conditions, and without private medical insurance as their ..... totally alleviate delay of care due to cost. Addi- ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Fighting Back Against Cancer: Health Insurance Reform & Cancer in ...
Rising health care costs leave a growing number of Americans either uninsured or with insurance that does not provide the coverage they need and deserve – especially the 11 million Americans with cancer. 1 The results of a recent survey estimated that 72 million, or 41 percent, of non-elderly adults have accumulated medical debt or had difficulty paying medical bills in the past year – and 61 percent of those with difficulty had insurance. 2  Any medical event, like the diagnosis of cancer, could place a person at risk of taking on a potentially devastating financial burden, even if they have health insurance. Cancer affects 11 ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Study shows patients consider costs before seeking care for heart ...
National research reveals uninsured and insured with financial concerns delay emergency care for heart attack by as much as six hours ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Lack of health insurance and financial worries about the cost of care contributed to as much as a six-hour delay in seeking emergency care for a heart attack, according to a first-of-its kind study published April 14 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It’s the first study to link the impact of not having health insurance to patients’ decisions to delay emergency treatment during a heart attack. But perhaps most importantly, the study revealed ...
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