cost of care

How to help parents cut healthcare costsThe cost of healthcare can be overwhelming for patients’ families. Here are ways to cut parents’ out-of-pocket medical expenses and even help your bottom line.
As Diabetes Numbers Rise, Costs Mount
As Diabetes Numbers Rise, Costs MountThe pharmacist's role in diabetes care will only continue to grow.
Top 4 Trends for Hospital Pharmacists in 2018
Top 4 Trends for Hospital Pharmacists in 2018ASHP predicts leadership changes, enlarged roles for pharmacists, and financial pressures.
Immediate amoxicillin is the most cost-effective choice for AOMUsing a cost-utility model of a hypothetical group of symptomatic children aged younger than 2 years who were diagnosed with acute otitis media (AOM), investigators evaluated whether antimicrobial therapy reduces time to symptom resolution, overall symptom burden, and persistence of infection.
What’s behind wide-scale hospital price variations?
What’s behind wide-scale hospital price variations?Report offers some clues regarding healthcare spending disparities
Does ‘shoppable’ data drive higher value healthcare?New Health Care Cost Institute analysis examines the value that can be derived from providing cost and quality information for non-emergency healthcare services.
Medical schools tackle care costsCost issues work their way into medical school curricula
Does Medicaid mean poorer care?Although low-income families gained greater access to private insurance since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, a new study urges caution for policymakers looking to replace public programs that outshine private insurance for children’s healthcare.
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT: The real cost of immunizationMany pediatricians believe that if they pay $30 for an immunization, as long as a payer reimburses them more than $30, they’re OK, said Chip Hart. The fact is, that’s not the case, he explained during his presentation “The Business of Immunization: Protecting Kids without Destroying Your Practice.”
When cost dictates treatment, the patient losesI think that most of us would agree that new technologies generally mean better patient outcomes. But those outcomes always come with an added cost.