Tag Archives: Finds

Hospital-acquired sepsis cases drop, but treatment costs rise, report finds

Dive Brief: Healthcare consulting company Premier reported a 15% drop in hospital-associated sepsis cases among member hospitals over the past three years. But the news is not all good. Patients who develop sepsis in the hospital are 10% more likely to experience the worst kind, septic shock, raising the average per-case cost of treating the… Read More »

Paying patients to shop yields modest savings, Health Affairs study finds

Dive Brief: Paying patients to shift to lower-price providers could be a successful — albeit limited — option for helping employers and insurers lower healthcare costs, a new study in Health Affairs suggests. Researchers looked at the impact of a program that rewards people who agreed to receive one of 131 elective procedures from a designated… Read More »

Psychological Treatment Reduces Headache Frequency, Study Finds – AJMC.com Managed Markets Network

A group of researchers systematically reviewed previously published literature about psychological treatment in primary headache and its effectiveness. The results were published in The Journal of Headache and Pain. Chronic headache, defined as headaches occurring more than 180 days per year, has been reported by the Eurolight Project to have a 1-year prevalence rate of… Read More »