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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-09-15T19:09:34-0400
Despite carrying the vast majority of the global mental disorder burden, 75% of adults with mental disorders in Low and Middle Income Countries have no access to services. This study will ...
The overall purpose is to study quality in patient education by means of the patients' self-rated enablement. Specific aims are: To assess the validity of the patient enablement instrumen...
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)...
The main goals of the study are: Assessment of Tygacil's cost-effectiveness; Process cost analysis from a hospital perspective (including length of stay, treatment costs, side effect manag...
Cost and Medical Care of Patients with Advanced Serious Illness in Singapore (COMPASS),is a cohort study which aims to capture health care utilization, cost, and quality of life indicators...
Lawmakers, health plans, and employers are increasingly shifting a greater portion of health care costs onto consumers in hopes that increased price sensitivity will make them become better health car...
The medical home model for delivering health care is getting tested for people with mental health problems. Missouri has been a pacesetter. By using a cost-based prospective payment system for health ...
There have been many studies on the cost of multiple sclerosis in countries with high prevalence, whereas in Latin America such analyses are few. Taking into consideration the burden of this disease a...
Physician stewardship towards cost control is potentially important in enhancing the financial sustainability of health care systems.
One major challenge in prioritizing health care using cost-effectiveness (CE) information is when alternatives are more expensive but more effective than existing technology. In such a situation, an e...
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.
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.
Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.
Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.