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EDs could save $8.3B annually with better primary care, study finds

Dive Brief: More effective primary care could save emergency departments an estimated $ 8.3 billion annually, according to a new Premier analysis. Of 24 million visits by patients with certain chronic conditions in 2017, 4.3 million were potentially avoidable. Patients with those conditions contributed to nearly 60% of all ED visits at nearly 750 hospitals… Read More »

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Health care spending on Medicare elderly dips, study finds

Part of the reason why, he said, can be boiled down to simple numbers. Prevention programs must include huge numbers of people to be effective, making them expensive, and there is no guarantee they will work. As an example, Cutler pointed to smoking cessation. “If you stop smoking and then you don’t have a heart… Read More »

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Health screening 'not meeting targets', report finds

None of the three main health screening programmes in England – bowel, breast or cervical – met their targets last year, according to a report by the National Audit Office. There were also delays in cervical screening results reaching half of women tested, with a backlog of nearly 100,000 samples. Bowel screening performed best, narrowly… Read More »

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