Navigation Links
Lowering costs for higher-cost medicare patients through better outpatient care may be limited
Date:6/26/2013

placement. These findings suggest that strategies focused on enhanced outpatient management of chronic disease, while critically important, may not be focused on the biggest and most expensive problems plaguing Medicare's high-cost patients."

The researchers add that their "findings suggest that a complementary approach to saving money on acute care services for high-cost patients may be to additionally focus on reducing per-episode costs for high-cost disease entities through clinical innovation and care delivery redesign."

(JAMA. 2013;309(24):2572-2578; Available pre-embargo to the media at http://media.jamanetwork.com)

Editor's Note: This study was funded by the Rx Foundation and the West Wireless Foundation. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, etc.

Editorial: New Evidence Supports, Challenges, and Informs the Ambitions of Health Reform

Aaron E. Carroll, M.D., M.S., of the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, and Austin B. Frakt, Ph.D., of the VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Boston, comment on the findings of this study in an accompanying editorial.

"These findings certainly do not suggest abandoning efforts to reduce preventable emergency department use and hospitalizations. Joynt et al do not consider the social cost of this utilization. Even though avoiding some emergency department use and hospital admissions might not save much moneyand certainly not enough to declare victory in controlling health spendingpreventing such use when possible would be of substantial benefit to patients, both those who would otherwise use these services and those who have their care delayed because of overburdened emergency department and hospital resources. Even with no cost savings, reduc
'/>"/>

Contact: Marge Dwyer
mhdwyer@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-8416
The JAMA Network Journals
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Tennessee Senate Advances Bill Lowering Requirements for Wearing Helmets on Motorcycles
2. hCGTreatments / Diet Doc hCG Diets & Weight Loss Plans Improves Its hCG Diet Plans That Promote Fast Weight Loss, Found Capable of Lowering the Risk for Breast Cancer
3. Regulators Attempt to Lower DUI Deaths by Lowering Drunk Driving BAC Limit - MacGregor & Collins, LLP
4. Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs may also reduce the risk of dying from prostate cancer: Study
5. New Soccer Goal: Lowering Blood Pressure
6. VABC Responds to Study on Use of Cholesterol Lowering Drug Statins on Cancer Patients
7. Just Lowering Fat Intake Can Shed Pounds, Study Finds
8. Statins Plus Exercise Best at Lowering Cholesterol, Study Finds
9. Diabetes study: Mindful eating equals traditional education in lowering weight and blood sugar
10. New medication shows promise as lipid-lowering therapy for rare cholesterol disorder
11. Lowering the national ozone standard would significantly reduce mortality and morbidity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2014)... treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable ... fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study. ... Hospital and published online April 12 in the ... the first prospective study on nonoperative management of acute ... , Researchers enrolled 77 patients age 7 to 17 ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014, Perth, Australia. Drug discovery company Proteomics International ... of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the ... The research team authenticated the panel of biomarkers ... samples. Seven biomarkers were validated at high stringency ... The mass spectrometry data was then cross-validated using ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014) When it comes to the cost and ... Patients get the best care when they are treated ... extensive experience in their current job, according to a ... and Columbia Business School. The study was published in ... Applied Economics . , The review of more ...
(Date:4/13/2014)... STANFORD, Calif. A low-cost empowerment program for ... and sexual harassment of these girls, who live ... and are frequently attacked, a large new study ... Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children,s ... No Worldwide, validated the program,s effectiveness in combating ...
(Date:4/11/2014)... the processes that control brain cell production could pave ... brain-related disorders. , Scientists have gained new understanding of ... how and when nerve and brain cells are formed ... and keeps it healthy. Their findings could help explain ... which is a fundamental characteristic of many diseases including ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 2Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 3Health News:Longer nurse tenure on hospital units leads to higher quality care 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 3Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 4
... New York, NY, June 15, 2011A new Commonwealth Fund ... owned by publicly traded for-profit companies whose primary line ... of 14 percent of premiums on administrative costs, compared ... non-publicly traded plans owned by groups of health care ...
... Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, June 14 (HealthDay ... it will require new labeling for sunscreens to identify products ... early skin aging and helping to prevent sunburn. ... A rays (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays can be ...
... study recently published in Cancer Research, Van Andel Research Institute ... spread of the head and neck cancer nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC); ... strategy to stop the spread of the disease. ... of the most common malignant tumors in southern China and ...
... 14 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with early-stage chronic kidney disease ... of a certain hormone, a new study says. Endocrine ... was known that levels of FGF-23 increase as kidney function ... with increased risk of death in patients with kidney failure. ...
... -- A new genetic test that helps determine if breast ... Herceptin was approved Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug ... and respond well to Herceptin (trastuzumab). The new Inform ... HER2 gene in tumor tissue. "When used with other ...
... this Sunday is a chance to recognize dads for putting up ... on the way to adulthood. But a new study by ... job as a role model actually is. The study, "Impact ... Environmentally Controlled Sibling Study," is due to be published in the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Medicaid managed care plans owned by public companies have higher adminstrative costs 2Health News:Medicaid managed care plans owned by public companies have higher adminstrative costs 3Health News:FDA Issues New Rules on Sunscreens 2Health News:FDA Issues New Rules on Sunscreens 3Health News:Van Andel Research Institute finding is potential predictor of deadly cancer common in Asia 2Health News:Hormone Linked to Death Risk in Those With Early Kidney Disease 2Health News:FDA Approves Test That Spots Aggressive Breast Cancer 2Health News:Note to dads: Good parenting makes a difference 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014  Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of ... able to protect their most important business ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130716/CL46586LOGO ) Because ... Device Industry, it steadfastly remains one of ... involving IP infringement. This litigious nature can ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Ill. , Jan. 15, 2014 ... certified as a Medical Fitness Center by the ... integrated health and fitness centers to achieve their ... is the only certified fitness center in the ... "The certification means the Cadence Fitness ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... its catalogue: Global ... Systems -- Focus on End Users ... OBJECTIVES A drug delivery system ... in today,s growth in the pharmaceutical industry. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 16Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 17Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 18
... Pa., Jan. 12, 2011 ECRI Institute® ( ... the best approaches to improving patient care, is ... Health Devices Achievement Award program. The award ... technology management. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110112/DC29081LOGO ...
... 2011, what will be the major trends in the ... regulations affect what,s next and what,s new?  What will ... competitive corporate landscape?  When it comes to market research, ... the job done right? The answers to these questions ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ECRI Institute's 2011 Health Devices Achievement Award - Call for Entries 2ECRI Institute's 2011 Health Devices Achievement Award - Call for Entries 3Pharma Industry Leaders to Reveal Hottest, Latest Trends for Pharma & Biotech at Groundbreaking Event 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: