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Name: Medical care
The use of anesthesia assistance (AA) for outpatient colonoscopy has been increasing over the past decade, raising concern over its effects on procedure safety, quality, and cost. We performed a natio...
Since 2011, the Korean government has implemented differential cost sharing to increase the utilization of primary care clinics for the management of chronic diseases. The objective of this study was ...
Open-angle glaucoma (OAG) imposes high disease burden in South Korea. Although various effective interventions are available to manage the progression of OAG, there is limited data on the cost-effecti...
In 2010-2012, new outpatient service locations were established in poor Hungarian micro-regions. We exploit this quasi-experiment to estimate the extent of substitution between outpatient and inpatien...
In total hip arthroplasty (THA), altering the original offset can lead to poor outcome or even complications or revision when the changes are too great. The aim of the present study was to compare fem...
The primary objective of this study is to measure the effects of patient cost-sharing on the initiation of adjunctive treatment and subsequent healthcare utilization and expenditures among...
The purpose of this study is to estimate a direct/indirect medical cost and to provide evidence establishing efficient strategies to reduce medical costs of COPD in Korea.
The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of patient cost sharing on treatment discontinuation of biologic agents in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Patients with heart failure and left bundle branch block benefit from Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) that delivers pacing from right ventricle (RV) and left ventricle (LV) synchro...
this study is to compare the posterior condylar offset , posterior condylar offset ratio and tibial slope of Egyptian population with Asian and Western results.These results may be importa...
Provisions of an insurance policy that require the insured to pay some portion of covered expenses. Several forms of sharing are in use, e.g., deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments. Cost sharing does not refer to or include amounts paid in premiums for the coverage. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.
Approach to improve the quality of care by selectively encouraging or discouraging the use of specific health care services, based on their potential benefit to patients' health, relative to their cost. One element is lowering beneficiary cost sharing or out-of-pocket spending to increase medication adherence.
The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, QUALITY OF LIFE, etc. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.
The assignment, to each of several particular cost-centers, of an equitable proportion of the costs of activities that serve all of them. Cost-center usually refers to institutional departments or services.
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