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  • utilization
  • First, recent changes in the economic environment in which hospitals operate has caused their utilization rates in the U.S. to fall sharply over the past decade, making previous estimates inaccurate. (repec.org)
  • For the first time we are able to quantify the impact of a "wish" using healthcare utilization data such as emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and costs," said lead study author Dr. Anup Patel of Nationwide Children's. (reuters.com)
  • Hospitals are increasingly motivated to implement clinical care pathways as a method of improving quality of care, with a focus on elimination of excess resource utilization and shortening the hospital length of stay," said lead author Richard Bold, professor and chief of surgical oncology at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center . (ucdavis.edu)
  • preventable
  • This cost could be reduced by shifting service provision to an outpatient basis, allowing service provision by midwives, and abandoning the use of D&C. Availability of safe, legal abortion would further decrease cost and reduce preventable deaths from unsafe abortion. (ipas.org)
  • care
  • Hospital care accounts for roughly 40 per cent of the $139 billion spent last year for medical care in this country and is the largest single item on te national medical bill. (washingtonpost.com)
  • This suggests that the primary source of hospital cost savings is through reduced need of intensive care services or reduced length of stay perhaps due to a less severe illness. (rwjf.org)
  • Because smokers often have coexisting health conditions such as hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, and coronary artery disease-all of which can drive up health care costs-the researchers controlled for these factors as well as other factors, including age and urgency of surgical procedure. (facs.org)
  • They found that provider incentives were not the only predictors of care costs. (redorbit.com)
  • As the principal tertiary care hospital on the South Side of the city, the University of Chicago Medicine provides care for a diverse population. (redorbit.com)
  • They warned this could increase health care disparities as empowered and engaged groups, who already are more likely to receive care, gain resources through shared decision making while the national movement toward accountable care organizations increases the pressure for cost reduction. (redorbit.com)
  • Sharing meaningful information, however, is challenging because hospital care is unique and based on each individual patient's needs. (sify.com)
  • The advice comes in Monitor's latest quarterly report on the health of the foundation trust sector, which now comprises two-thirds of all NHS secondary care providers running about 1,000 hospitals. (pharmatimes.com)
  • The analysis revealed the direct costs rural hospitals incur to provide care were on average higher than their urban counterparts. (beckershospitalreview.com)
  • Many supplemental insurance plans such as accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity are employee-paid, but employer-paid models are becoming more common as employees are asked to pay for more health care out of their own pockets. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • To be successful, every health system will want to maximize its investment in palliative care to deliver the highest quality of care at the lowest cost. (eurekalert.org)
  • No one on Dr. Lee's staff at the University of Utah Health Care could say what a minute in an M.R.I. machine or an hour in the operating room actually costs. (nytimes.com)
  • But now, thanks to a project Dr. Lee set in motion after that initial query several years ago, the hospital is getting answers, information that is not only saving money but also improving care. (nytimes.com)
  • The cost issue has taken on new urgency as the Affordable Care Act accelerates the move away from fee-for-service medicine and toward a system where hospitals will get one payment for the entire course of a treatment, like hospitalization for pneumonia . (nytimes.com)
  • The linchpin of this effort at the University of Utah Health Care is a computer program - still a work in progress - with 200 million rows of costs for items like drugs, medical devices, a doctor's time in the operating room and each member of the staff's time. (nytimes.com)
  • The hospital has been able to calculate, for instance, the cost per minute in the emergency room (82 cents), in the surgical intensive care unit ($1.43), and in the operating room for an orthopedic surgery case ($12). (nytimes.com)
  • With such information, as well as data on the cost of labor, supplies and labs, the hospital has pared excess expenses and revised numerous practices for more efficient and effective care. (nytimes.com)
  • Recently, Dr. Porter and a colleague, Robert Kaplan, visited Utah and concluded that the hospital group was one of the few in health care to properly measure the costs of care. (nytimes.com)
  • She says this program allows hospitals to provide better urgent care and better ability to manage a hospitalization outcome by physicians being onsite and practicing critical thinking skills daily. (msbusiness.com)
  • The average healthcare costs per person are costs paid for by health insurance companies under the Dutch Health Care Insurance Act (Zvw). (statista.com)
  • This resource offers a thorough foundation in operations management, supply chain management, and the strategic implementation of programs, techniques, and tools for reducing costs and improving quality in health care organizations. (hin.com)
  • health
  • Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph A. Califano Jr. repeatedly has criticized the hospital industry for engaging in wasteful, inefficient practices. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The latest health expenditure report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows $55.9 billion was spent on hospitals in the 2012-13 financial year. (cqnews.com.au)
  • But the cost of primary healthcare, which includes GPs and allied health, was shared evenly between the Federal Government and non-government sources. (cqnews.com.au)
  • Netcare Ltd. (NTC) , a private hospital operator in South Africa and the U.K., said its venture in Lesotho was a "success story" after an Oxfam report alleged it was draining the country's health resources. (nextbillion.net)
  • Netcare, which owns 40 percent of a group that won a contract six years ago to build, finance and run the Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital in the capital Maseru, said the cost is about 35 percent of Lesotho's health budget in the year through March. (nextbillion.net)
  • Toohey, 54, said his health insurance covered most of the costs, and it didn't occur to him to ask about price beforehand. (sify.com)
  • To receive the latest hospital and health system business and legal news and analysis from Becker's Hospital Review , sign-up for the free Becker's Hospital Review E-weekly by clicking here . (beckershospitalreview.com)
  • A new employer-paid hospital indemnity insurance helps defray employee health out-of-pocket costs. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Employer-paid hospital insurance could also provide options for employers looking to add a second or third medical plan option to help employees as they take on higher health cost-sharing burdens, Unum said. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Employees get the protection they need and even if they enroll in an employer-sponsored medical plan with high cost-sharing, they are covered for hospital visits without having to dip into retirement savings or health savings account balances, Bello said. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • To assess how "wishes" impacted health costs, researchers looked at total hospital charges for kids who received wishes and kids who didn't and considered cases whether or not the charges were equal to or exceeded the typical $10,130 cost of a wish. (reuters.com)
  • A higher percentage of kids who received "wishes" achieved health costs that were less than the experiences or gifts they got. (reuters.com)
  • Family reasons led Dr. Teri Oakes Dyess into hospital medicine at Baptist Health Systems in Jackson. (msbusiness.com)
  • year
  • The hospital more than $750,000 a year. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The admissions scheduling system also can be used to help hospitals close unneeded beds, possibly aiding in the reduction of a 100,000-bed surplus in the United States that is costing more than an estimated $1 billion a year. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The same year the CEO of the state hospital which was larger than the other system and also educated most of the states doctors and many of its nurses made $600,000. (rutgers.edu)
  • A proposed federal measure that would have required states to force hospitals to make their charges public failed to advance in Congress last year but could be revived this year, the editorial says. (sify.com)
  • The regulator of NHS foundation trusts is urging them to start delivering hospital cost savings earlier in the year in order to reduce their exposure to financial risk. (pharmatimes.com)
  • If trusts do not plan early enough, they run up an early deficit, only to clear it later in the year when savings plans begin to bite, says Monitor, and it is urging trust boards to take a closer look at the issue and make sure cost savings are delivered earlier in the year. (pharmatimes.com)
  • I posted a Forbes article, last year some time, that said (iirc) ~7 of the top 10 hospitals in the US were 'non-profit' corporations in the year studied. (rutgers.edu)
  • MELBOURNE - Hospital charges in Brevard County are expected to go up an average of 13 percent this year, but still will be well below the state average. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • The average hospital stay in the state this year is estimated at 6.8 days, compared with 7.2 last year. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • CEO Thomas McAfee has been seeking a partner to help the 108-year-old hospital access capital. (emaxhealth.com)
  • provide
  • A few online sites provide price comparisons for common medical procedures, but the editorial said that kind of information "is of almost no value" without information on hospital quality. (sify.com)
  • efficiency
  • Decreasing margins driven by the current economic climate and a focus on cost-saving and efficiency now should give trusts the impetus to explore and drive new ways for reconfiguring services to continue to deliver high-quality healthcare in future," he suggests. (pharmatimes.com)
  • Administrators
  • Besides Greater Southeast, the system has been introduced at about a dozen hospitals in Michigan.Administrators in three separate hospitals describe teh system and their results in enthusiastic terms when interviewed. (washingtonpost.com)
  • physician
  • You can choose any physician you want, and go to any hospital or other provider you want as well. (rutgers.edu)
  • The deal would mark a major strategic shift for Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, which operates the Streeterville hospital and affiliated physician groups but does not have much of a suburban presence. (emaxhealth.com)
  • It started with one physician, Dr. Renee Wilson, who was affiliated with a local internal medicine group, and has grown to six full-time hospitalists who cover the hospital weekdays and evenings. (msbusiness.com)
  • physicians
  • If you were in a monitored bed (telemetry or ICU or ICU-step down unit), just the hospital charge alone will generally be about $5,000-10,000/day, and this does not count medications, procedures, lab tests, physicians (usually hospitalists now days), and other misc. (rutgers.edu)
  • physicians and hospitals can still be in private practice and are not employees of or owned by the government. (rutgers.edu)
  • California
  • 1993. " Hospital Costs and Excess Bed Capacity: A Statistical Analysis ," Economics Working Papers 93-209, University of California at Berkeley. (repec.org)
  • stay
  • There's an exponential increase in cost once there's a complication, with an impact on hospital charges that far outpaces a long hospital stay," explained Bold. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Length of hospital stay (p=0.001, r= 0.78), use of antipseudomonal antibiotic combination (p=0.001), use of antibiotic within 3 months (p=0.001) and two or more hospitalisation days within 3 months (p=0.031) increased the costs but age, comorbidity, treatment success, ICU requirement, PSI and CURB65 scores did not increase the costs. (ersjournals.com)
  • Major determinants of costs were length of hospital stay, use of antipseudomonal antibiotic combination, use of antibiotic within 3 months and two or more hospitalisation days within 3 months. (ersjournals.com)
  • rates
  • Benefit brokers with clients looking to alter their medical coverage by boosting deductibles, increasing out-of-pocket maximums or raising employee participation rates might consider an employer-paid hospital insurance plan like Unum's. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • AHRQ National Scorecard on Hospital-Acquired Conditions Updated Baseline Rates and Preliminary Results 2014-2017. (ahrq.gov)
  • medical
  • In an effort to control rising pital casts, President Carter, against the vehement objection of the American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association, has asked Congress to impose a limit of roughly 9 per cent on the annual increase in revenues that a hospital may receive. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Hospital charges are essentially their list prices for medical services. (beckershospitalreview.com)
  • Employers covered by insurers like United Healthcare or Blue Cross Blue Shield for major medical could enroll on a supplemental basis in Unum's hospital insurance plan. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Other medical institutions, including MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and the Mayo Clinic, based in Rochester, Minn., are also trying to get a handle on costs. (nytimes.com)
  • doctors
  • This code will allow you to call other hospitals and doctors' offices to price the procedures. (foxbusiness.com)
  • You can get bids for these potential procedures, and choose between doctors and hospitals. (foxbusiness.com)
  • We started our program so that our clinic doctors would be present in the clinic five days a week, without interruptions throughout the day and the need to run back and forth to the hospital. (msbusiness.com)
  • Many doctors don't want to keep up with it, and we have good working relationships with the doctors outside the hospital," she said. (msbusiness.com)
  • bills
  • You probably will get more bills from many different people who might have been just said hi to you in that hospital. (rutgers.edu)
  • therefore
  • State hospitals generally operate at a loss and therefore really are not for profit, but more specifically they are public institutions backed by the taxpayers. (rutgers.edu)
  • increases
  • After several decades of double-digit increases, the projections for 1985 show that the lowered rate of overall inflation is finally having an impact on hospital charges. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • Data
  • She said states and local hospital associations are the best source for pricing data, and that many states already require or encourage hospitals to report pricing information and make that data available to the public. (sify.com)
  • On the other hand, there is limited data about the cost of CAP in Turkey. (ersjournals.com)
  • years
  • A few years ago they published the salary of the "not for profit" hospital CEO's salary from my home town. (rutgers.edu)
  • State governments' hospital spending increased 79% in 10 years, which was almost double the growth of Federal Government hospital funding in the same period. (cqnews.com.au)
  • eUnum's new product is a form of hospital indemnity coverage, which has been in the market for several years as a supplemental insurance benefit, said benefits expert Chad Cruse. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • The hospital, though profitable, faces big capital-spending needs in coming years, including an eventual overhaul or replacement of its aging facility for more than $400 million. (emaxhealth.com)