From MedPage Today:
- Healthier Americans Mean a Stronger Economy. More health insurance results in more Americans who are in better health, which in turn makes the economy stronger.
- Dronedarone in Middle Age Linked to More Admissions. Treatment with dronedarone (Multaq) was associated with a higher risk for hospitalization than treatment with amiodarone or other antiarrhythmic drugs.
- Medicare Payment Reform in Cancer Care Long Overdue.When it comes to cancer care, every aspect of our health delivery system – ranging from treatment offered in physician offices to payment formulas calculated in Washington – must be geared towards a singular end: effectively treating patients and, ideally, saving lives.
- Cleveland Clinic Sees 40% Drop In Charity Care After Medicaid Expansion.The Cleveland Clinic, one of the largest hospitals in the country, has cut its charity care spending — or the cost of free care provided to patients who can’t afford to pay — to $101 million in 2014 compared with $171 million in 2013.