This study demonstrates a major influence of prehypertension and hypertension on healthcare costs in a large cohort of children, independent of body mass index.
Living with Ulcerative Colitis Study (LUCY) in England: a retrospective study evaluating healthcare resource utilisation and direct healthcare costs of postoperative care in ulcerative colitis ...
By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Skin cancers caused by indoor tanning are responsible for $343 million a year in direct medical costs for U.S. patients, a recent study suggests. On top of those direct healthcare costs, lost productivity and early deaths among patients with melanoma and other malignancies tied to tanning bed use will exceed $127 billion over the lifetime of the people currently diagnosed with these cancers, the study also found.
The average per-capita cost of health-care services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare increased at a more-moderate pace in 2010, according to data released today by Standard & Poors.. For 2010, health-care costs covered by commercial insurance rose by 7.75 percent and Medicare claim costs increased at 3.27 percent, the report said.. Compared to May 2010, commercial costs are down 2.13 percentage points and Medicare, down 3.57 percentage points.. The December year-end report shows that the trend of slowing annual growth rates in health-care costs that started in early/mid-2010 continued through the end of 2010, says David M. Blitzer, chairman of the index committee at Standard & Poors.. Ann Schrader: 303-954-1967 or [email protected] ...
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Research program involves estimating the changes in direct healthcare costs due to changes in smoking behavior in large populations, and changes in exposure to passive smoking and health care cost and utilization attributable to adoption of smoke-free laws. Dr. Lightwood has done research in cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis of disease prevention and management programs, cost savings attributable to smoking cessation, and the economics of infectious disease control. ...
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to estimate the annual socioeconomic cost of diseases in Korea. METHODS: We estimate both the direct and indirect costs of diseases in Korea during 2003 using a prevalence-based approach. The direct cost estimates included medical expenditures, traffic costs and caregivers cost, and the indirect costs, representing the loss of production, included lost workdays due to illness and lost earnings due to premature death, which were estimated based on the human capital theory. The cost estimates were reported at three different discount rates (0, 3 and 5%). RESULTS: The cost of diseases in Korea during 2003 was 38.4 trillion won based on 0% discount rate. This estimate represents approximately 5.3% of GDP. The direct and indirect costs were estimated to be 22.5 trillion (58.5% of total cost) and 15.9 trillion won (41.5%), respectively. It was also found that the cost for those aged 40~49 accounted for the largest proportion (21.7%) in relation to age groups. The ...
There is limited evidence on the costs associated with ipilimumab. We investigated healthcare costs of all Dutch patients with advanced cutaneous melanoma who were treated with ipilimumab. Data were retrieved from the nation-wide Dutch Melanoma Treatment Registry. Costs were determined by applying unit costs to individual patient resource use. A total of 807 patients who were diagnosed between July 2012 and July 2015 received ipilimumab in Dutch practice. The mean (median) episode duration was 6.27 (4.61) months (computed from the start of ipilimumab until the start of a next treatment, death, or the last date of follow-up). The average total healthcare costs amounted to €81 484, but varied widely (range: €18 131-€160 002). Ipilimumab was by far the most important cost driver (€73 739). Other costs were related to hospital admissions (€3323), hospital visits (€1791), diagnostics and imaging (€1505), radiotherapy (€828), and surgery (€297). Monthly costs for resource use other ...
OBJECTIVES: Low dose computerised tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer can reduce lung-cancer-specific mortality. The objective of this study was to analyse healthcare costs and healthcare utilisation of participants in the Danish lung cancer CT-screening trial (DLCST). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This registry study was nested in a randomised controlled trial (DLCST). 4104 participants, current or former heavy smokers, aged 50-70 years were randomised to five annual low dose CT scans or usual care during 2004-2010. Total healthcare costs and healthcare utilisation data for both the primary and the secondary healthcare sector were retrieved from public registries from randomisation - September 2011 and compared between (1) the CT-screening group and the control group and, (2) the control group and each of the true-positive, false-positive and true-negative groups. RESULTS: The median annual costs per participant were significantly higher in the CT-screening group (Euros [EUR] 1342, interquartile ...
Freddie Henriksson (. ), Sten Fredrikson and Bengt J nsson (. ). Abstract: This study has used a cross-sectional, bottom-up design to determine the cost to society of multiple sclerosis (MS) in Sweden in 1998. The total cost of MS was estimated at 4 868 MSEK, meaning an annual cost of 442 500 SEK per patient. Direct costs accounted for about 67% of total cost, and direct costs were dominated by the cost of personal assistants and drugs. Indirect costs accounted for about 33% of total costs and were totally dominated by the cost of long-term sickness absence from work and early retirement. Intangible costs were estimated at 2 700 MSEK. A former Swedish study on MS for 1994, using main diagnosis to calculate costs, showed the total cost to be 1 736 MSEK. Increased disability as measured by EDSS was found to have a major impact on the cost of the disease and on quality of life. Both direct, indirect and informal care costs rose significantly with increased EDSS and were higher during a relapse. ...
The novel findings of this study are that elderly liver cancer patients with HCs in their LML include patients receiving aggressive EOL cancer care such as ICU care, ventilator support, anticancer treatment, and a high number of admission days. Additionally, comorbidities such as CKD, esophageal varices with bleeding and receiving opioid medicine are significant independent positive predictors of HCs. However, patients with more admission times in the LML, comorbidities of ascites and hypertension were significantly negative predictors of HCs.. The cost of cancer care has increased dramatically in the past 20 years, particularly at EOL [26], thus taxing a burdened health care system. Carlson et al. reported that Medicare patients with healthcare costs greater than the 95th percentile consumed 40% of total Medicare costs from 1998 to 2002 [42]. In the current study, 212 patients (10%) had HCs (, US $5093 per person), accounting for 38.95% of the total healthcare costs of this population. Our ...
California ranks second in the nation in cases of HIV, with over 170,000 persons currently living with HIV with the direct healthcare cost to California approaching $1.8 billion annually. A curative treatment is therefore a high priority. A stem cell based therapy offers promise for this goal, by providing an inexhaustible source of protected, HIV specific immune cells that would provide constant surveillance and potential eradication of the virus in the body.. ...
Results There were 12,717 eligible patients in the primary cohort: the majority (86%) were female and the mean age was 51 years. Overall, 61% of patients had claims associated with extra-glandular disease manifestations. These patients experienced a higher disease burden with 41% reporting pain, fatigue and/or insomnia, compared with 12% of patients with glandular disease only who reported pain, fatigue and/or insomnia. Patients in the primary cohort incurred greater annual healthcare service costs (1.6 times greater for all causes and 1.5 times greater for pSS-related causes) and healthcare resource utilisation compared with the sicca-free comparator cohort. The largest difference in SS-related resource utilisation was in the number of office visits (primary cohort: 5.8 visits per patient; comparator cohort: 4.7 visits per patient). Patients with extra-glandular disease also incurred greater average annual costs and used more healthcare resources than patients with glandular disease only. ...
Excess weight is a common condition associated with an increased incidence of conditions including type-2 diabetes, vascular diseases, osteoarthritis, depression, and certain cancers, as well as with higher mortality. It is also associated with higher total healthcare spending, but the associations with different types of healthcare services are not well understood. In addition, most evidence comes from the US, with no reliable individual participant data pertaining directly to the UK. Given differences between countries in terms of healthcare organisation, delivery, and financing, and in population characteristics, it is important to generate evidence for different jurisdictions. This project summarises the existing evidence on healthcare costs in relation to body mass index, and provides novel estimates for the UK. Estimates of percentage differences in annual healthcare costs for overweight and obese adults, compared to adults at healthy weight, will be estimated, overall and separately for ...
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Employers using wellness programs are seeing a 6.1 percent average annual medical cost trend reduction and a 13.5 percent average annual medical cost trend reduction among members with core conditions, according to a recent study.
For the first time a comprehensive simulation model regarding cost estimations for HF patient treatment, including outpatient as well as inpatient care was developed. Compared to other existing models which primarily consider hospitalization cost factors, the total cost estimation is implemented in a more exact approach. Additionally the developed model takes costs of outpatient care, costs for monitoring the patients and equipment costs into account. In other studies regarding economic analyses of HF telemonitoring systems these items were considered separately, however not combined in one comprehensive work. In his review Seto concluded that most of the studies included hospitalization costs and telemonitoring equipment costs, but only one study discussed the direct impact of HF telemonitoring on expenses for the patient [11]. A consideration of the so called indirect costs for the patients, currently not implemented, seems to be an improvement of the presented model. For example travel costs ...
The high prevalence of alcohol and drug abuse and mental illness imposes a substantial financial burden on those affected and on society. The authors present estimates of the economic costs from these causes for 1985 and 1988, based on current and reliable data available from national surveys and the use of new costing methodology. The total losses to the economy related to alcohol and drug abuse and mental illness for 1988 are estimated at $273.3 billion. The estimate includes $85.8 billion for alcohol abuse, $58.3 billion for drug abuse, and $129.3 billion for mental illness. The total estimated costs for 1985, $218.1 billion, include $51.4 billion for direct treatment and support costs; $80.8 billion for morbidity costs, the value of reduced or lost productivity; $35.8 billion for mortality costs, the value of foregone future productivity for the 140,593 premature deaths associated with these disorders, based on a 6 percent discount rate and including an imputed value for housekeeping ...
Health-care costs have been steadily rising over the decades, yet many boomers are planning adequately to cover the costs in retirement.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have a considerable impact on the health of adolescents and young adults in the United States. In 2000, an estimated nine million cases of STDs occurred among persons aged 15-24.1 In addition, STDs impose a substantial economic burden: The direct cost of STDs, including HIV, among all age-groups was estimated to be $9.3-15.5 billion in the United States in the mid-1990s, adjusted to year 2000 dollars.2
Healthcare costs are on the rise. The latest Health Trends Spending Brief from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) notes that the US spend per capita on healthcare costs has exceeded $10,000 in 2017.
The total costs of diagnosed diabetes have risen to $245 billion in 2012 from $174 billion in 2007, when the cost was last examined, says the American Diabetes Association. This figure represents a 41% increase over a 5-year period. The study, Economic Costs of Diabetes in the US in 2012, includes direct medical costs of $176 billion, which reflects costs for hospital and emergency care, office visits, and medications; and indirect medical costs totaling $69 billion. Indirect costs include absenteeism, reduced productivity, unemployment caused by diabetes-related disability, and lost productivity due to early mortality ...
The total costs of diagnosed diabetes have risen to $245 billion in 2012 from $174 billion in 2007, when the cost was last examined, says the American Diabetes Association. This figure represents a 41% increase over a 5-year period. The study, Economic Costs of Diabetes in the US in 2012, includes direct medical costs of $176 billion, which reflects costs for hospital and emergency care, office visits, and medications; and indirect medical costs totaling $69 billion. Indirect costs include absenteeism, reduced productivity, unemployment caused by diabetes-related disability, and lost productivity due to early mortality ...
Headline: Bitcoin & Blockchain Searches Exceed Trump! Blockchain Stocks Are Next!. Natural Blaze.com By Brandon Turbeville In a new study, a team of researchers set out to estimate the health cost of two chemicals in the European Union - pthalates and DDE. Both of these chemicals are known ...
Estimating the health-care costs of children born to pregnant smokers in England: cohort study using primary and secondary health-care ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A flexible two-part random effects model for correlated medical costs. AU - Liu, Lei. AU - Strawderman, Robert L.. AU - Cowen, Mark E.. AU - Shih, Ya Chen T. PY - 2010/1/1. Y1 - 2010/1/1. N2 - In this paper, we propose a flexible two-part random effects model (Olsen and Schafer, 2001; Tooze et al., 2002) for correlated medical cost data. Typically, medical cost data are right-skewed, involve a substantial proportion of zero values, and may exhibit heteroscedasticity. In many cases, such data are also obtained in hierarchical form, e.g., on patients served by the same physician. The proposed model specification therefore consists of two generalized linear mixed models (GLMM), linked together by correlated random effects. Respectively, and conditionally on the random effects and covariates, we model the odds of cost being positive (Part I) using a GLMM with a logistic link and the mean cost (Part II) given that costs were actually incurred using a generalized gamma regression ...
I need help getting 250 words for the following... What are cost drivers? How do cost drivers relate to cost pools? What are some cost pools? Name two or three different cost drivers for each of these cost.
Despite the evidence demonstrating that the social and economic cost of HIV/AIDS is quite substantial, there are still areas where knowledge of this issue is scant. This review contributes in analysing the effort done in the last decade to measure the cost of illness of this disease and highlights the way forward for advancing in this area. There is a great paucity of information available on the non-medical costs incurred due to HIV/AIDS treatment. The non-medical cost components that were identified and assigned a monetary value comprised lost working time, formal and informal care, and disability payments. Although no studies of this nature have been carried out in France or Germany, research in Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom has revealed that while these values are lower than medical-care costs, they are substantial sums nonetheless.. While there appears to be little doubt that prolonging the life expectancy of carriers of the virus who live in high-income countries increases the cost ...
Our studys biggest strength is its comprehensiveness. This explains why our results seem at variance with an American (Medicare) study that shows decreasing costs at the oldest ages.2 The American study did not include long term home care for elderly people or care in nursing and old peoples homes. It is these costs which cause the exponential increase in costs in old age. Like the American study we found that costs for acute admissions in hospital decrease at the oldest ages (figure 1). Most of these patients are already admitted to a nursing home or are too old or too ill to consider hospital admission useful. A Swedish study, which is older and less complete, showed the same results.9. Our findings correspond largely with those of our earlier study in 1988. 10 11 Studies that are more or less comparable have been published in England,3 Australia,4 and Canada.5 These studies show basically similar cost patterns but with lower shares, particularly for mental retardation and dementia. However, ...
Background and aim. Heart failure (HF) is a common condition associated with poor quality of life (QoL), high morbidity and mortality and is frequently occurring in primary health care (PHC). It involves a substantial economic burden on the health care expenditure. There are modern pharmacological treatments with evident impact on QoL, morbidity, mortality, and proved to be cost-effective. Despite this knowledge, the treatment of HF is considered somewhat insufficient. There are several HF management programmes (HFMP) showing beneficial effects but these studies is predominantly based in hospital care (HC).. The first aim of this thesis was to describe patients with HF in the PHC regarding gender differences, diagnosis, treatment and health related costs (I, II).The second aim was to evaluate whether HFMP have beneficial effects in the PHC regarding cardiac function, quality of life, health care utilization and health care-related costs (III,IV).. Methods. The initial study involved ...
article{97297b71-cb07-4379-b4dd-594c9a4bb994, abstract = {,p,Aims To describe weight-change pathways in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and associated healthcare costs using repeated BMI measurements and healthcare utilization data. Methods Patients with newly-diagnosed T2D with body mass index (BMI, kg/m,sup,2,/sup,) at diagnosis and subsequent measures at year 1-3 were identified. Based on three-year BMI change, patients were assigned to one of 27 BMI change pathways defined by annual BMI change: BMI↗ (≥1 BMI unit increase), BMI→ (<1 BMI unit change), and BMI↘ (≥1 BMI unit decrease). Mean annual and three-year cumulative healthcare costs were estimated for each pathway by combining Swedish unit costs with resource use from primary care and national patient registers. Results Cohort consisted of 15,819 patients; 44% women, mean age of 61 years, HbA1c of 6.7% (50 mmol/mol), BMI of 30.6 kg/m,sup,2,/sup,. Most common BMI pathways (mean costs): BMI→→→ (€5,311), BMI↘→→ ...
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President Obama campaigned on expanding access to health care. Hes still talking about that subject, but lately hes been tying it to cutting health costs. Heres why: If the U.S. expands access without reducing health costs, we will run out of money, he said at the end of his big health summit today.. If people think we can simply take everybody who is not insured and load them up in a system where costs are not under control, its not going to happen, Obama said. Thats true not only for private insurance, he argued, but for Medicare and Medicaid. In the budget blueprint he put out last week, Obama included a number of changes his administration says will save Medicare and Medicaid some $300 billion over 10 years.. Of course, that number seems a bit less impressive when you realize projected spending spending for Medicare and Medicare is projected to hit $1.4 trillion per year in a decade, up from $720 billion this year.. ...
The literature offers competing estimates of disease costs, with each study having its own data and methods. In 2007, the Dutch Center for Public Health Forecasting of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment provided guidelines that can be used to set up cost-of-illness (COI) studies, emphasising that most COI analyses have trouble accounting for comorbidity in their cost estimations. When a patient has more than one chronic condition, the conditions may interact such that the patients healthcare costs are greater than the sum of the costs for the individual diseases. The main objective of this work was to estimate the costs of 10 non-communicable diseases when their co-occurrence is acknowledged and properly assessed. The French Echantillon Généraliste de Bénéficiaires (EGB) database was used to assign all healthcare expenses for a representative sample of the population covered by the National Health Insurance. COIs were estimated in a bottom-up approach, through regressions
Paying for adequate health care has always been a major cost of living, but recent years have seen soaring medical costs for many Americans. An increased focus on precautionary testing and the proliferation of expensive procedures such as MRI scanning have contributed significantly to this trend. A modern MRI scanner can cost $1.8 million or more, and a state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner can cost $2.5 million and up.. However, prescription-drug costs have drawn the most attention. Drug costs have long placed a heavy burden on ailing seniors, cancer patients and others, but many prescription drugs have lately seen stratospheric price spikes. Drug companies typically claim that the high costs of writing off failed development efforts, conducting ongoing research projects and complying with onerous regulatory requirements have forced them to raise prices for their limited portfolios of commercially successful, FDA-approved products.. An investigation launched in late 2014 by the U.S. House of ...
1 INTRODUCTION. Injuries, occupational diseases, and illnesses related to work are negative consequences of human work activities. They represent a significant social and economic burden on individuals, employers, and society. For individuals, the effect is not just the physical pain and suffering, but is also the loss of part of a salary and the inability to maintain a standard of living.. Employers have significant costs associated with occupational injuries, diseases, and death. There are direct costs (payments to be made in cases of injury and illness of workers) and indirect costs (through the absence from work of injured or ill workers; other employees having to stop work because of accidents; and reduced production). According to a study conducted at Stanford University, indirect costs are 1.1 (for the most serious injuries) to 4.5 (for minor injuries) times greater than the direct costs [1].. Worldwide, every day more than 12 workers die on the job (more than 4,500 a year), and every ...
We describe the immediate- and longer-term direct medical costs of care for individuals diagnosed with HIV at CD4 counts <350/mm|sup|3|/sup| (
Despite all the negative news about the state of retirement savings, 48% of us didnt save more in 2018… and 13% of us actually saved less.. The shortfall isnt just about money - its about our health too.. A new research report about leveraging your health to drive 401(k) contributions says you can boost your retirement savings to the tune of $100,000 or more simply by making better health choices.. The research indicates that people who take their healthcare seriously make better financial decisions and have more money to save.. High blood pressure - the plague of so many of us gray hairs - isnt taken seriously by most. Twenty percent of those diagnosed with it dont take their medication, and 50% stop taking it within six months.. But if people with hypertension take their medication, they can realize as much as $2,000 per year in savings on healthcare costs and add three to eight years to their life.. Between the ages of 50 and 85, thats $70,000 in savings.. Type 2 diabetes and high ...
The medication cost of sulfonylureas is less than that of other medications (except metformin); the medication costs of regular and NPH insulin are less than those of the insulin analogs. However, when one considers morbidity, mortality, and costs of emergency room visits and hospitalizations due to hypoglycemia, use of sulfonylureas is more expensive than the other classes of medications. Similarly, use of regular and NPH insulins have ultimately a larger total cost than insulin analogs due to hypoglycemia. The cost of insulin, oral agents, and diabetic supplies is only 12.1% of the total annual cost of diabetes-related expenses for patients with diabetes (Table 9 in ref. [5]). ...
More than half (60%) of respondents over 50 years old said they were worried they would have to delay their retirement, possibly because of the impact of government policies or a lack of savings to cover health-care costs, according to the Investopedia report. This can serve as a lesson for millennials. Health-care costs might be dangerously underestimated - today, a couple might need $350,000 to pay for most of their health-care costs. Not everyone can afford their health care - more people have had trouble paying for their health insurance since 2015, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, and theyre putting off taking care of themselves: 27% of the public said they or a family member have delayed necessary health care because it was too expensive, with another 23% saying they skipped a medical test or treatment and 21% didnt fill a prescription ...
Elisabeth Rosenthal has continued her series on healthcare costs, Paying Til It Hurts, in the New York Times (12/16, Rosenthal), focusing this time on echo. The article labels echo as a stable technology that hasnt changed much in decades and plagued by a healthcare pricing system that has wide price disparities. Some ASE members were interviewed during her research and Dr. David Wiener, chairman of the Advocacy Committee of ASE, is quoted in the article, which states in part: He attributed the variations to multiple factors, including how many hospitals and doctors perform the procedure, state regulations and the need to subsidize poorly reimbursed services. Needless to say, many of the things cited in the article are inaccurate (echo has had major advancements in the past 20 years with color, Doppler, STI, strain, 3-D, TEE, stress, etc.) and/or misleading (cardiologists do not order most echo testing, for instance) and ASE has written a response that can be viewed on [email protected] to the ...
Breakthroughs in pharmaceutical innovation are poised to change the prevailing business model of the industry - with dramatic effects on healthcare costs and practice.
She expressed optimism that the capacity of medical personnel would be up scaled, saying that their aim was to ascertain healthcare needs of the state with a view to offering help or assistance.. She said that the partnership with Delta was due to the fact that the state has a model that is already operational, but however, pointed out that the company has its focus on the entire country.. She described diabetes and hypertension as major public health concern because they impose significant economic burdens on governments, patients and care-givers.. However, it has also been established that proper disease awareness and good quality of care often lead to very positive outcomes for these conditions.. Access to quality care remains a critical need in our environment, she said.. Odediran further said that the company would be working in collaboration with stakeholders to empower people and healthcare practitioners with the right disease information and capacity to effectively manage the ...
Will reform impact health care cost? It will but whether it will drive cost up or down is yet to be determined. The cost of medical care is driven by provider decisions/determinations (in error between 30% and 50% of the time) and patient wants/desires (usually unrelated to needs or what medical science can deliver). Insurance companies call this the medical loss ratio. It is about 80% of the total cost of care. The remaining 20% is the cost of insurance administration. For Medicare and Medicaid this cost is about 3% as administration (claims processing) has been turned into a commodity rather than a profit center. If the people (the government is supposed to be by the people) acknowledge that health care is a right then the logical way to proceed is to expand Medicare/Medicaid for all. The total health care cost would be cut by 17%. Insurance companies would still be in the business of processing claims but would not be in the business of supporting the excessive overhead of marketing, ...
Obesity Needs To Be Treated as a Disease By Patricia Reaney ATHENS (Reuters) - Obesity, which already affects more than 300 million people and an alarming number of children, must be recognized and treated as a disease with deadly complications, a leading expert said on Wednesday. Up to 8 percent of total healthcare costs in some Western countries are attributable to obesity and related problems. It is a leading cause of preventable death -- so shedding excess weight is not just
Pragmatic randomised trials are usually large scale multicentre studies in which interventions or medical policies are compared in a realistic setting.1 The intention is that conclusions from these trials, if accepted, can be adopted directly into medical practice.2 Economic evaluations carried out alongside these trials are increasingly common because it is often important to assess costs and cost effectiveness as well as clinical outcomes.3 Costs are usually derived from information about the quantity of healthcare resources used by each patient in the trial. The quantities of each resource used are multiplied by fixed unit cost values and are then summed over the separate types of resource to give a total cost per patient.4 ...
Make the most of your insurance coverage by knowing how much health care services cost. The price you pay will vary depending on what health care provider you go to and what health insurance company you are enrolled with.
Make the most of your insurance coverage by knowing how much health care services cost. The price you pay will vary depending on what health care provider you go to and what health insurance company you are enrolled with.
Source: Health Care Cost Survey, Towers Perrin, 2007. From the press release: STAMFORD, CT, SEPTEMBER 24, 2007 - As employers across the United States get ready to unveil next years health plan changes - and the costs associated with them to Americas workers and retirees, new data from Towers Perrin indicate that the average corporate health benefit expenditure in 2008 will be $9,312 per employee - an increase of 7% over 2007.. According to Towers Perrins annual Health Care Cost Survey, which for nearly two decades has offered the industrys most in-depth, prospective look at the upcoming years health care costs for employers, employees and retirees, the 7% growth rate projected for 2008 is among the lowest of the last five years. While the trend is holding steady for the broad respondent group, the survey shows a significant cost differential for companies that are actively - and effectively - managing program performance. Those high-performing companies will see annual per-employee costs ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Pathologic fracture and healthcare resource utilisation. T2 - A retrospective study in eight European countries. AU - Body, Jean Jacques. AU - Acklin, Yves Pascal. AU - Gunther, Oliver. AU - Hechmati, Guy. AU - Pereira, João. AU - Maniadakis, Nikos. AU - Terpos, Evangelos. AU - Finek, Jindrich. AU - von Moos, Roger. AU - Talbot, Susan. AU - Sleeboom, Harm. PY - 2016/11/1. Y1 - 2016/11/1. N2 - Background Skeletal-related events (SREs; pathologic fracture [PF], spinal cord compression and radiation or surgery to bone) are common complications of bone metastases or bone lesions and can impose a considerable burden on patients and healthcare systems. In this study, the healthcare resource utilisation (HRU) associated with PFs in patients with bone metastases or lesions secondary to solid tumours or multiple myeloma was estimated in eight European countries. Methods Eligible patients were identified in Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Measuring the costs of nosocomial infections. T2 - Methods for estimating economic burden on the hospital. AU - Haley, Robert W.. PY - 1991/9/16. Y1 - 1991/9/16. N2 - To compete more effectively for resources, it is increasingly important for infection control practitioners to estimate the costs of nosocomial infections and the amount of money their infection control programs save the hospital. Studies on costs should estimate both extra length of stay and extra costs attributable to infectious complications. Cost estimates should either adjust charges by a cost to charge ratio, which is relatively easy, or estimate hospital costs directly by detailed cost-accounting, which is comparatively more difficult. If there is insufficient time to measure costs concurrently in every infected patient, comparative studies can be done by comparing infected and uninfected patients matched on characteristics that control for the preexisting differences between them. Diagnosis-related groups ...
The purpose of this study is to analyze the factors facilitating the identification of the three categories of cost outliers. They are known as total cost outliers (TCO), direct cost outliers (DCO), and indirect cost outliers (ICO). 4,570 patients have been analyzed. To evaluate the factors that influence the patient being a cost outlier in a hospital; age, length of stay, gender, type of admission, reason for discharge, and type of department were considered. Multivariable logistic regression was used in the study. In our research TCO comprised 9% of the study sample. The percentage of DCO was slightly higher (10%) and ICO was slightly lower (8%). Total cost outliers accounted for almost 37% of total hospital costs, 40% of direct costs, and 34% of indirect costs. The direct cost outliers accounted for 44.39% of direct costs, and indirect cost outliers accounted for 34.91% of indirect costs. It was discovered that, in terms of gender, men are positively correlated with higher cost utilization. ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - The direct health services costs of providing assisted reproduction services in overweight or obese women. T2 - a retrospective cross-sectional analysis. AU - Maheshwari, Abha. AU - Scotland, Graham Stewart. AU - Bell, J.s.. AU - McTavish, Alison. AU - Hamilton, M. AU - Bhattacharya, Siladitya. PY - 2009. Y1 - 2009. N2 - Prevalence of overweight and obesity is rising. Hence, it is likely that a higher proportion of women undergoing assisted reproduction treatment are overweight or obese.In a retrospective cross-sectional analysis using routinely collected data of an IVF Unit and maternity hospital in a tertiary care setting in the UK, direct costs were assessed for all weight classes. Costs for underweight, overweight and obese were compared with those for women with normal body mass index (BMI).Of 1756 women, who underwent their first cycle of IVF between 1997 and 2006, 43 (2.4%) were underweight; 988 (56.3%) had normal BMI; 491 (28.0%) were overweight; 148 (8.4%) were obese ...
Our aim was to estimate the prevalence-based cost of illness imposed by nocturia (a 2 nocturnal voids per night) in Germany, Sweden, and the UK in an average year. Information obtained from a systematic review of published literature and clinicians was used to construct an algorithm depicting the management of nocturia in these three countries. This enabled an estimation of (1) annual levels of healthcare resource use, (2) annual cost of healthcare resource use, and (3) annual societal cost arising from presenteeism and absenteeism attributable to nocturia in each country. In an average year, there are an estimated 12.5, 1.2, and 8.6 million patients a 20 years of age with nocturia in Germany, Sweden, and the UK, respectively. In an average year in each country, respectively, these patients were estimated to have 13.8, 1.4, and 10.0 million visits to a family practitioner or specialist, similar to 91,000, 9000, and 63,000 hospital admissions attributable to nocturia and 216,000, 19,000, and ...
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Wolfram syndrome is a rare genetic, progressive, neurodegenerative disorder characterised by childhood-onset diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, optic atrophy and deafness. To date, the economic burden of Wolfram syndrome has not been well-studied or reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost of illness (COI) of all people with Wolfram syndrome in the UK and to identify major determinants of cost from a service provider perspective (National Health Service, NHS). A prevalence-based approach was used to model the UK Wolfram syndrome specialist service. Model inputs were informed by a pragmatic literature review and UK reference costs, in conjunction with patient interviews and expert opinion. A deterministic sensitivity analysis (DSA) was run at 10% to identify major cost drivers. The total COI of all people with Wolfram syndrome to the NHS was £1,055,899 per year, with an average annual cost per person with Wolfram syndrome of £16,498. Costs associated with diabetes mellitus care,
Wolfram syndrome is a rare genetic, progressive, neurodegenerative disorder characterised by childhood-onset diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, optic atrophy and deafness. To date, the economic burden of Wolfram syndrome has not been well-studied or reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost of illness (COI) of all people with Wolfram syndrome in the UK and to identify major determinants of cost from a service provider perspective (National Health Service, NHS). A prevalence-based approach was used to model the UK Wolfram syndrome specialist service. Model inputs were informed by a pragmatic literature review and UK reference costs, in conjunction with patient interviews and expert opinion. A deterministic sensitivity analysis (DSA) was run at 10% to identify major cost drivers. The total COI of all people with Wolfram syndrome to the NHS was £1,055,899 per year, with an average annual cost per person with Wolfram syndrome of £16,498. Costs associated with diabetes mellitus care,
Our study is the first to examine the most common medical conditions among AD patients that lead to inpatient admissions and ER use, and to contrast AD patients co-morbid diseases and utilization with those of a demographically-matched control group. Earlier studies accounted for just a few co-morbidities in seeking to isolate ADs influence on costs and utilization. Using a comprehensive co-morbidity assessment for AD patients and a demographically-matched control group, we have achieved credible estimates of the independent effect of AD on healthcare costs and utilization. Individuals in the AD cohort had more unique co-morbid medical conditions and higher overall illness burden than those in the control cohort. Use of services was greater for AD patients, with far more inpatient, ER, and home health encounters. Mean excess cost attributed to AD, even after controlling for the greater overall burden of illness, was $2,307.. The AD cohort had considerably higher pharmacy costs [7, 8, 13, 14] ...
Research Suggests an Alternative Vehicle - Total Rewards Statements -- Are More Effective. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 18, 2008 - WorldatWork today submitted comments to the U.S. Senates Finance Committee on a legislative proposal recommending employers disclose the amount they pay for health care on an employees W-2 tax form. The proposal says that such disclosure would result in more efficient choices by employees and lead - ultimately - to lower overall health-care costs.. WorldatWorks comments, based on its recent research, included a suggestion by the global nonprofit human resources association that the Committee look at an alternative communication vehicle for more effective disclosure of health-care cost information: a total rewards statement. A total rewards statement is an individualized compensation statement or snapshot of an employees tangible and intangible rewards at a point in time, quantified to reflect the total value of his/her rewards. A total rewards statement ...
Asthma is a chronic lung disease caused by airway inflammation. Asthma is the most common pediatric chronic disease [1, 2] affecting 7.1 million (9.6 %) of American children [3, 4]. Asthma is the primary diagnosis for 1/3 of pediatric emergency department visits [5], and the most frequent reason for preventable pediatric hospitalization [6] and school absenteeism due to chronic conditions [7]. In 2008, 9.3 billion dollars, or 8 % of the total direct healthcare cost for all children, were spent on pediatric asthma [1].. About 80 % of pediatric asthma patients have symptom onset before age six [8, 9], most of them before age three [10-12]. However, only about 1/3 of children with at least one episode of asthmatic symptoms by age three will have asthma at age six and over [10, 13-18]. Asthma is under-diagnosed in 18-75 % of asthmatic children [19-23]. Overdiagnosis of asthma is also prevalent. Eleven percent of patients in primary care using inhaled corticosteroids, the most potent and consistently ...
The incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) is steadily increasing. Most of the patients have thin CMM with a good prognosis and a 5-year survival of about 90%. The prognosis is highly related to tumour thickness and clinical stage at diagnosis. Effective systemic treatment for patients with metastatic disease has only recently been available. This thesis aims to increase knowledge of trends in tumour thickness, prognostic factors, socioeconomic differences and medical costs in patients with CMM.. The population-based Swedish melanoma register is the main source of data in all papers in the thesis. Papers I-III include patients from all of Sweden while paper IV is delimited to the County of Östergötland. Cox regression and logistic regression are the main multivariable methods used. Paper IV is focused on stage-specific costs of CMM by comparing direct healthcare costs to a general population.. For men, there has been a shift over time towards thinner tumours at diagnosis accompanied ...
It probably would surprise you to learn that health-care costs in this country may finally be coming under control.The truth is that from 2007 to 2010, per-capita health-care spending rose just 1.8 per cent annually. Since then, the annual increase has been a paltry 1.3 per cent.James Surowiecki SAYS one of the reasons for this trend is the simple fact that people are talking about health-care costs:The slowdown in spending is due in part to the recession and the tepid recovery but not as much as youd think. A recent paper by the Harvard economists David Cutler and ... Read more
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Sep 26, 2019 · For decades, warfarin has been one of the most popular drugs used to prevent and treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT). ** Notes: * Including the costs of stroke and bleedings; ** annual costs for the warfarin alternative are presented in the white boxes in the figure, whereas the annual costs in the dabigatran alternative are presented in the gray shaded boxes FFP and PCC can be associated with volume complications, undesirable thromboembolic events, and increased costs. GoodRx Gold pharmacy prices for Warfarin 30 tablets 5mg Change Configuration. Consumers pay A$9-12 (or around A$5.20 for concession card holders) Jun 01, 2019 · Total healthcare costs including medication costs per patient per year (PPPY) were significantly lower with rivaroxaban versus warfarin ($48,552 vs $52,418; P = .0025), which was primarily driven by lower hospitalization rate (50.2% vs 54.1%; P = .0008), shorter length of stay (7.5 vs 9.1 days; P = .0010), and less outpatient service utilization (86 vs 115 ...
After applying these exclusion criteria, investigators were left with 3,657 palliative care patients, as the vast majority of patients (n = 72,525) had not received palliative care. Ms. LeBrett and colleagues then matched patients who received a palliative care consultation with an appropriate control in the non-palliative care group. Patients were matched on gender, age, year of diagnosis, region, time from diagnosis to death, and preexposure costs. Matched exposure periods were then determined for each pair. Investigators included 1,288 matched pairs in the final analysis. We used Medicare payments as an estimation of health-care costs, said Ms. LeBrett, who noted that researchers were interested in analyzing all direct medical costs. These costs included inpatient, outpatient, home health care, hospice, and medical equipment, and they were adjusted to 2011 dollars as well as geographic variation.. Although selected baseline characteristics for both groups were well balanced, said Ms. ...
Nearly half of about 67 million Americans with high blood pressure are not effectively treating their condition and face a high risk of a heart attack or stroke, a U.S. health official said on Tuesday.. About 36 million people have uncontrolled high blood pressure, a condition caused when too much force is exerted by blood as it is pumped through the body and moves against vessel walls, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Tuesday.. The bottom line is … most of those in this country who have (high blood pressure) dont have their numbers under control, and because of that we have a very high burden of disease, said Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC.. High blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, contributes to nearly 1,000 deaths a day and $131 billion in annual direct healthcare costs, Frieden said.. The condition is the second most serious public health issue. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death ...
We provide estimates of the lifetime cost of stroke for three major subtypes of stroke. Our estimates of the aggregate lifetime cost of stroke are approximately 60% to 80% greater than those obtained by Hartunian et al15 even after accounting for the effects of medical sector inflation and population growth. Although our overall estimates are considerably higher, Hartunian et al also estimated indirect costs, which were nearly twice as great as aggregate direct costs. We incorporate new measures of the value of nonmarket activity, which contribute to the higher indirect cost estimates. We believe these measures provide a more accurate measure of the economic contribution of women and the elderly.. Our estimates of the direct costs associated with stroke in the first 2 years after a stroke are consistent with previous research documenting the high costs associated with hospital inpatient costs in the first year. Our estimates of the costs associated with nursing home stays and long-term ...
The choice of cost data sources is crucial, because it influences the results of cost studies, decisions of hospital managers and ultimately national
To understand short and long run cost functions, it is important to understand the concept of cost. A cost is the value of inputs that are used to produce output. Total cost (TC) is the total cost of producing a given level of output and is divided into total fixed cost (TFC) and total variable cost (TVC). Total fixed cost does not change with the level of output and total variable cost does change with the level of output.. A cost function C(q) is a function that shows what the minimum cost for producing q units of output is. Labour is denoted as (L) and Capital as (K). So, with w as the cost of labour per unit and r as the cost per unit of capital, the production cost is:. w * L + r * K. Total cost can be divided into fixed cost, which is independent of quantity, and variable cost, which is dependent on quantity:. C(q) = FC + VC(q). In the short run, at least one input is fixed and cost curves are defined as operating curves. In the short run, the level of output that correlates to the minimum ...
July 15, 2004 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - As in much of the nation, employers in Washington state have experience with continued health-care cost increases and have responded by decreasing some benefits and shifting some benefits costs to employees.
India is one of the fastest growing countries in the world and urbanisation is both a challenge and an opportunity for India with huge implications for the rest of the world. One critical concern for Indias urbanising future is the provision of basic urban services for all its citizens. Using a social cost accounting (SCA) methodology, this research estimates the market and non-market costs associated with the delivery of urban water, sanitation, transport and energy services in 4 case study cities. This study goes beyond typically studied issues of access to services and the direct costs involved and brings attention to ignored social costs such as indirect costs, health costs and environmental costs. One of the highlights of this study is that despite high levels of coverage in the four cities, the quantity and quality of services are inadequate in many respects, especially in the case of water and transport, and have high associated social costs ...
Answer I can't say for sure, it really depends on your center and where you live. But I've researched a few in Texas and Oklahoma and they tend to cost between $3000 and 5000. Due to the lack of most drugs and overnight stays they will almost always be cheaper than hospital. The one I'm personally planning on using is around $3500 for prenatal care and delivery. That only includes the initial sonogram, and not the one they recommend around 18 weeks or required natural childbirth classes. I know it's not the most thorough information but I hope it helps a little. baby delivery cost at a birth center is less expensive than in a hospital. Av...
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Cost of RDS according to gestational age. Table III presents the main costs according to age group. These are 19182 USD for the group of NB of ≤28 WG. For the second group (28-32 WG) the cost was 20265 USD, for the third (32-37 WG) it was 12193 USD, and for the group of ,37 WG it was 3332 USD.. Costs according to patients who died and survived. Subsequently, DMC were disaggregated into two groups according to patient outcome: the first group represents patients who survived the event and the second group represents patients who died. Average DMC of surviving NB with RDS, regardless of complications during hospitalization, was 27 579 USD in those ,28 WG, for those with 28-32 WG the cost was 21 759 USD, for those with 33-37 WG the cost reached 11 897 USD and for NB ,37 WG the cost was 2 195 USD. For patients who died, the cost was 6 587 USD in NB ,28 WG, 15 282 USD for NB 28-32 WG, 20 477 USD for NB 33-37 WG and 13 558 USD for NB ,37 WG (data not shown).. Additional cost of RDS-associated ...
In Canada, health system restructuring has led to a greater focus on home‐based palliative care as an alternative to institutionalised palliative care. However, little is known about the effect of this change on end‐of‐life care costs and the extent to which the financial burden of care has shifted from the acute care public sector to families. The purpose of this study was to assess the societal costs of end‐of‐life care associated with two places of death (hospital and home) using a prospective cohort design in a home‐based palliative care programme. Societal cost includes all costs incurred during the course of palliative care irrespective of payer (e.g. health system, out‐of‐pocket, informal care‐giving costs, etc.). Primary caregivers of terminal cancer patients were recruited from the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care in Toronto, Canada. Demographic, service utilisation, care‐giving time, health and functional status, and death data were collected by telephone ...
Background and aim. Heart failure (HF) is a common condition associated with poor quality of life (QoL), high morbidity and mortality and is frequently occurring in primary health care (PHC). It involves a substantial economic burden on the health care expenditure. There are modern pharmacological treatments with evident impact on QoL, morbidity, mortality, and proved to be cost-effective. Despite this knowledge, the treatment of HF is considered somewhat insufficient. There are several HF management programmes (HFMP) showing beneficial effects but these studies is predominantly based in hospital care (HC).. The first aim of this thesis was to describe patients with HF in the PHC regarding gender differences, diagnosis, treatment and health related costs (I, II).The second aim was to evaluate whether HFMP have beneficial effects in the PHC regarding cardiac function, quality of life, health care utilization and health care-related costs (III,IV).. Methods. The initial study involved ...
Background - Access to community-based specialist palliative care teams has been shown to improve patients quality of life; however, the impact on health system expenditures is unclear. This study aimed to determine whether exposure to these teams reduces health system costs compared with usual care.. Methods - We conducted a retrospective matched cohort study in Ontario, Canada, using linked administrative data. Decedents treated by 1 of 11 community-based specialist palliative care teams in 2009/10 and 2010/11 (the exposed group) were propensity score matched (comorbidity, extent of home care, etc.) 1 to 1 to similar decedents in usual care (the unexposed group). The teams are comprised of a core group of specialized physicians, nurses and other providers; their role is to manage symptoms around the clock, provide education and coordinate care. Our primary outcome was the overall difference in health system costs (among 5 health care sectors) between all matched pairs of exposed versus ...
The costs of productivity loss because of a chronic disease were 4 times as great as the direct medical costs of a chronic condition.
OBJECTIVES:We aimed to determine cancer-related medical care costs for long term survivors of colorectal cancer.METHODS:The SEER-Medicare database was used to measure lifetime cancer-attributable costs of care for those with colorectal cancer surviving at least 5 yr versus age- and gender-matched controls. Costs were directly estimated, stratified by age at diagnosis and stage at diagnosis, for years 6â€11 after diagnosis and then modeled to estimate lifetime costs. Cost differences between cancer cases and controls were compared to expected costs based on published guidelines for postcancer surveillance.RESULTS:Lifetime medical costs for long term survivors (future years not discounted) were up to $19,516 higher than control costs, and were highest for younger age groups and those with early-stage disease. Excess costs for cancer survivors exceeded expected surveillance costs by $2,223â€8,822 for years 6â€10 from the date of initial diagnosis.CONCLUSIONS:Cancer-attributable medical ...
The information must include an estimate of out-of-pocket costs and whether other costs, such as physician or anesthesiology services, will be billed separately.. Ohioans would be able to learn the bottom-line cost of their scheduled hospital care - and their out-of-pocket share of the bill - in advance under a bill passed unanimously by the Ohio Senate on Wednesday.. Senate Bill 97, sponsored by Sen. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, would require hospitals to provide a reasonable, good faith cost estimate, or price range, of scheduled services at the advance request of patients beginning July 1, 2021.. The information must include an estimate of out-of-pocket costs and whether other costs, such as physician or anesthesiology services, will be billed separately. Hospitals would also be required to warn patients if they are out of their insurers network to prevent so-called surprise billing. Patients would have to request cost estimates at least seven days in advance.. Hospitals would also have ...
The proposal for a new Action needs to be prepared jointly by researchers from at least seven COST member states, at least three of which need to be countries with low research intensity (inclusiveness target countries - ITCs).. A one-step application process applies: the researchers submit a proposal of up to 15 pages, which will then be evaluated in several steps. Proposals for new Actions can be submitted in the COST Open Call.. You will find the latest and detailed information regarding the application process on the COST website.. If you are planning to submit a proposal for a new COST Action, the SNSF recommends that you study the information on the COST website in good time and contact the COST coordinator in Switzerland (CNC).. The national COST coordinators represent the COST member states and provide information at the national level for applicants, participants in an Action and other COST participants. In Switzerland, the SNSF acts as coordinator on behalf of the State Secretariat for ...
Improving population health and patient outcomes, while appropriately managing resources, are the central goals of value-based care-and, they require physician input.. According to Deloitte, Physicians have long focused on quality of care … but now have to pay attention to resource utilization as well, with the goal of reducing the overall cost of care. To succeed, they need data on healthcare costs, tools to analyze costs related to outcomes and aligned financial incentives.. One of the simplest ways for hospitals to better align with physicians is to make them more aware of administrative priorities. A value-based strategy will most likely be unsuccessful if physicians are caught off guard. Many organizations have hit roadblocks at the implementation phase because they didnt get physicians on board with all of the proposed changes at the outset. Their eyes were bigger than their stomach for value-based care, as Holland puts it. A smooth transition starts with proper governance, he ...
Introduction: In several countries, health-care providers are searching for alternatives to hospitalization. In recent years, a practice has been established in Hallingdal, a rural region in Norway, in which patients with certain acute somatic illnesses are admitted to Hallingdal Sjukestugu (HSS), a community hospital 150 km from the nearest general hospital, Ringerike Sykehus (RS). A randomized, controlled study was carried out to compare health consequences, patient-perceived quality and health-care costs between patients acutely admitted to HSS and to RS. This paper discusses the topic of health-care costs.. Methods: Patients intended for acute admission to HSS, as an alternative to hospitalization, were included in the study. Eligible patients were randomized to two groups; admitted to HSS (n = 33), and admitted to RS (n = 27). Costs were compared between the two groups at discharge and for the 12-month follow-up.. Results: The cost of the inpatient stay at HSS was significantly lower than ...
How did you determine which services to include in the Cost Estimator?. The Cost Estimator includes 70 pre-determined services designated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as at least 230 of the most commonly accessed services at our facilities.. What if I cannot find the service I am looking for?. If you are unable to locate a service in the Cost Estimator, you may speak to a patient services representative at 828-586-6857 .. Does the estimate I receive in the Cost Estimator include everything I will pay for?. Your cost estimate is, as its title states, only an estimate of your final cost. Final out-of-pocket cost is dependent on several factors, including your individual health insurance coverage, as well as patient-specific financial needs and other considerations. Additionally, cost estimates may not include some specific services, like physician/provider services and pathology services, that are not provided by the hospital and may be billed separately, as well ...
Update Nov. 12, 2012: See also the new post on how to cost out your recipes in 5 easy steps in ShopNCook Pro 4.0 software.. Adding cost data. To cost out recipes, you have to make sure first to input cost data for the ingredients in the database. The first time you start ShopNCook Pro, you have the possibility to import a cost database. If you skipped this step, dont panic! You can still import it by selecting Import cost data in the Costing menu of the Shopping List manager tab. The cost database is there to help you get a quick start with the costing functions. For accurate costing, you will have to input your own cost data from your suppliers. Staple prices greatly vary depending on the region and the season!. Inputting your own cost data. To add your own data, click on the Edit button of the Shopping List manager tab. This will open the database editor. Select Extended list in the Tools menu to display all the 2000 items of the database. The cost data is input in the three columns on ...
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My goal is to translate research into real-world action and decision-making so that my work can impact patients and the institutions in which they receive care. With a research focus on healthcare cost and quality of care, I approach neurosurgery in a unique way?one that applies business operations, economics, and healthcare delivery principles to our field. I have pursued formal LEAN business training, and believe in the importance of working together with other departments and administrators, as well as physicians and surgeons on the hospital and national level, to effect change. During my residency, I developed and led a multi-departmental prospective study at UCSF called OR SCORE (OR Surgical Cost Reduction Project) that brought together surgeons from the neurosurgery, orthopedics and ENT departments with nurses and administrators. OR SCORE successfully reduced surgical supply costs by nearly one million dollars in its first year by providing ,60 ...
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My goal is to translate research into real-world action and decision-making so that my work can impact patients and the institutions in which they receive care. With a research focus on healthcare cost and quality of care, I approach neurosurgery in a unique way?one that applies business operations, economics, and healthcare delivery principles to our field. I have pursued formal LEAN business training, and believe in the importance of working together with other departments and administrators, as well as physicians and surgeons on the hospital and national level, to effect change. During my residency, I developed and led a multi-departmental prospective study at UCSF called OR SCORE (OR Surgical Cost Reduction Project) that brought together surgeons from the neurosurgery, orthopedics and ENT departments with nurses and administrators. OR SCORE successfully reduced surgical supply costs by nearly one million dollars in its first year by providing ,60 ...
This review provides a synthesis of literature concerning the acute treatment costs of trauma in high-income countries and the drivers of higher costs. Results showed the cost of acute treatment was a median of $22,448 across studies (IQR: $11,819-$33,701) and identified factors such as injury severity, surgical interventions, ICU and hospital LOS, were consistently associated with higher treatment costs. Across studies, we identified marked variability in reporting, methods of costing and actual costs and charges [15].. The broad inclusion criteria and time period used in this review resulted in a representative sample, although comparison and ranking of costs between studies was limited due to the variety of costing and statistical methods. The predominance of US data may not be generalisable to universal access health systems such as those in Australia and Canada. Although 90% of the worlds deaths from injuries occur in developing countries [51], there is limited external validity of our ...
Increased healthcare costs are another important consequence of antimicrobial resistance. Increased costs are due to the need for additional antibiotic treatments, longer hospitalization, more diagnostic tests, higher professional costs and more pain management. In 1998, the Institute of Medicine estimated the annual cost of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria at US$ .4 to 5 million per year19. With the increase in incidence and prevalence of AMR in the last few years, the current cost is probably much higher. Again, increased health costs have more profound repercussions in poorer countries where resources are more limited and the lost efficacy of the older, lower-cost antibiotics has a greater impact on human morbidity and mortality.. ...
Dr. Dunlay is a cardiologist specializing in the care of patients with heart failure (HF). Her long term goal is to become an independent health services and ou...
May 16, 2014. by David McDaid, Derek King and Michael Parsonage Substantial potential economic costs arise for employers from productivity losses due to depression and anxiety in the workforce. The main costs occur due to staff absenteeism and presenteeism (lost productivity while at work). From the perspective of the public purse, failure to intervene also risks higher future health and social care costs.. Labour Force Survey data suggest that 11.4 million working days were lost in Britain in 2008/09 due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety. This equates to 27.3 days lost per affected worker. It is estimated that the average annual cost of lost employment in England attributable to an employee with depression is £7,230, and £6,850 for anxiety (2005/06 prices). If these conditions are not treated, additional costs are also likely to arise from related physical health problems. In the longer term, wider costs may also be incurred, such as from acute care, the impact on family members ...
via Wall Street Journal Open enrollment season is under way, and when workers get their health-plan information, many of them can expect higher out-of-pocket costs. As employers cope with rising health costs, some are shifting more of the burden onto their workers, often in the form of health insurance plans that carry high deductibles.…
Costing in single- and multi-country analyses. The issues described above must be tackled in both single- and multi-country costing exercises. In multi-country (regional) analyses, a standardized form of resource data collection is required if pooled analysis of costs is planned. The range of cost-generating events recorded must be consistent, even if there are variations between patients in terms of the frequency of the events.. This report focuses on the unit costs that are applied to resource data to derive cost comparisons in multi-country analyses. In the absence of approved national costing lists, such as those used in Australia (7), or comprehensive cost databases from which average costs for each procedure can be calculated, as commonly used in the United States (8), it is difficult to obtain a consistent set of unit costs, particularly in LAC countries, where the bulk of care is provided free to patients at the point of use, and hospitals receive global annual budgets only loosely ...
Differences in labor cost growth signal changes to an economys international competitiveness as well as its workers comparative standard of living, yet there is a scarcity of adequate models that project labor costs across countries. Using data from The Conference Board International Labor Comparisons program, we compare the US projections to other advanced economies in Europe and Asia/Pacific. In this paper we use a panel data set of 19 countries to forecast: labor cost growth, growth in wages and salaries (
End-stage renal failure (ESRF) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in North America as well as in the rest of the world. In addition, the treatment of patients who have ESRF is quite expensive. It is estimated that for an in-hospital hemodialysis patient, the average annual cost is approximately $54,000 in Canadian dollars and a peritoneal dialysis patients annual care costs approximately $32,000 in Canadian dollars, whereas a kidney transplant patient costs about $25,000 dollars a year in Canadian dollars. And as renal replacement therapy by hemodialysis, periltoneal dialysis or successful kidney transplantation prolongs survival in ESRF patients, new dialysis patients have been outnumbering those who die from ESRF. To complicate matters further, the number of ESRF patients have been on the rise the last two decades and is expected to continue to rise at a rate of about 6 to 10% per year through the next one to two decades, putting more strain on the national economy, human resources ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Data on the quality and methods of studies reporting healthcare costs of post-prostate biopsy sepsis. AU - Alshak, Mark N.. AU - Gross, Michael D.. AU - Shoag, Jonathan E.. AU - Laviana, Aaron A.. AU - Gorin, Michael. AU - Sedrakyan, Art. AU - Hu, Jim C.. PY - 2019/8/1. Y1 - 2019/8/1. N2 - This data article presents the supplementary material for the review paper Healthcare Costs of Post-Prostate Biopsy Sepsis (Gross et al., 2019). A general overview is provided of 18 papers, including the details about year and journal of publication, country of dataset, data population characteristics, cost basis, and potential for bias evaluation. Quality assessment and the risk of bias of the 18 papers are detailed and summarized.. AB - This data article presents the supplementary material for the review paper Healthcare Costs of Post-Prostate Biopsy Sepsis (Gross et al., 2019). A general overview is provided of 18 papers, including the details about year and journal of publication, ...
This article investigates the way in which the presence of censored cost data in clinical trials should dictate the inferential tests adopted when comparing treatment and nontreatment groups for the purpose of economic evaluation. The authors argue that the techniques of survival analysis are appropriate where censoring is present, and that bias will be imparted if cruder methods are used to analyze cost data, even if that data is drawn from a relevant population. The first section of the article discusses the problem of censoring and survival analysis, while the second examines three methods of dealing with censored cost data and possible biases resulting from them. The third section presents results from actual trial data using the three methods described in the preceding section. Conclusions are presented in section four, where it is argued that these methodological issues are likely to become more important as economists are called upon to evaluate the treatment of chronic conditions using ...