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For those who doubt the importance of transparency in price and quality to free the market, you just have to look behind the public curtain and observe the fierceness with which the opponents of transparency are trying to keep consumers in the dark.
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Name: Managed care (Langhorne, Pa.)
Drug costs are frequently estimated in economic analyses using wholesale acquisition cost (WAC), but what is the best approach to develop these estimates? Pharmaceutical manufacturers recently release...
Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act requires drug manufacturers to enter into price agreements with the Department of Health and Human Services. These agreements result in variation in the p...
Dynamic image deformation produces the perception of a transparent material that appears to deform the background image by light refraction. Since past studies on this phenomenon have mainly used subj...
The investigators' study seeks to explore the impact of price information on physicians' ordering behavior and care quality. The investigators will evaluate the impact of the physician pri...
This is a study about how the price of foods affects buying choices at the grocery store. The price of foods can have a big impact on what people choose to buy and prices change over time....
The investigators aim to discover if people of different demographic levels are more or less attentive to changes in calorie information vs. changes in price information on a restaurant me...
To investigate the effects of the availability of daily patient-related charges on ordering patterns of health care ordering providers and cost containment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)...
Corticosteroid therapy is usually regarded as a risk factor for the development of posterior subcapsular cataracts but prospective studies on this topic and accurate assessment of this pot...
Disorder occurring in the central or peripheral area of the cornea. The usual degree of transparency becomes relatively opaque.
Works consisting of lists giving the prices of items for sale, including drugs, equipment, books, etc. Price lists are less detailed than catalogs and not as long.
A strategy for purchasing health care in a manner which will obtain maximum value for the price for the purchasers of the health care and the recipients. The concept was developed primarily by Alain Enthoven of Stanford University and promulgated by the Jackson Hole Group. The strategy depends on sponsors for groups of the population to be insured. The sponsor, in some cases a health alliance, acts as an intermediary between the group and competing provider groups (accountable health plans). The competition is price-based among annual premiums for a defined, standardized benefit package. (From Slee and Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993)
Clouding or loss of transparency of the posterior lens capsule, usually following CATARACT extraction.
An opaque, milky-white fluid consisting mainly of emulsified fats that passes through the lacteals of the small intestines into the lymphatic system.