Journal Of The American Medical Association

Price increases, not a larger senior population, are responsible for exploding healthcare costs: analysts

Price increases, not a larger senior population, are responsible for exploding healthcare costs: analysts

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Escalating healthcare costs in the United States cannot be pinned on an aging population demanding more services for chronic conditions. Instead, higher costs are primarily the result of price increases, according to a new analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

I just love the news

I just love the news

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Despite the economy, the price of gas and what is going on in Syria, it's all good news for me.

Frail or sturdy? Seniors decide what they want to be

Frail or sturdy? Seniors decide what they want to be

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If you're like me, you're a big believer in the saying "Attitude determines altitude." If you're in the eldercare business, this should become embedded in your mind — for the good of those on your watch.

Clarity on how providers fit into the rehospitalization picture

Clarity on how providers fit into the rehospitalization picture

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If you might have had the notion that anxious long-term care providers have been taking the hubbub over rehospitalization rates a bit too seriously, a newly posted study shouts otherwise.

Care coordination demonstration achieves big government savings for dual eligibles: report

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One of the first care coordination demonstration projects for Medicare beneficiaries achieved significant provider savings for dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, a new analysis found.

Moderate exercise improves depression symptoms in congestive heart failure patients

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Individuals suffering from both heart failure and depression could see improvement with the introduction of an exercise program, a new study reveals.

Government expenditures for possibly duplicative healthcare services is growing, analysis finds

The federal government increasingly has spent potentially duplicative funds on individuals receiving healthcare benefits through the Veterans Administration and Medicare Advantage, a new analysis finds.

Multi-pronged training can cut rates of physical restraint use in nursing homes, study finds

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Interventions such as group training sessions and the provision of supportive materials for staff, residents and relatives can help nursing homes lower dependence on physical restraints, a study found.

Study: Depression associated with increased risk of stroke

People who suffer from depression have a 45% increased risk of stroke and a 55% higher risk of having a fatal stroke, according to a new study.

Congressional study sought after study reveals unexpected error rates in e-prescribing

Reports of drug dosage mistakes, drug interactions and other electronic prescription errors have prompted members of Congress to request additional studies into health information technology systems.

Medicare Part D keeps seniors out of nursing homes, hospitals, study shows

Medicare Part D keeps seniors out of nursing homes, hospitals, study shows

Medicare's prescription-coverage program cuts healthcare costs by about $12 billion. That's because the benefit reduces admissions to nursing homes and hospitals, according to a new study.