Global health funding helps get more than 300 “essential medicines” to developing nations. A group of experts compiled a parallel list of tests it says could help doctors best use these medicines to improve health worldwide.
Health Care Delivery, Policy, and Economics
As Vice President Joe Biden rolls out his “cancer moonshot” program, designed to further treatment breakthroughs and improve patient care, multidisciplinary teamwork is key.
Custom medical treatment based on a patient’s biomarkers is a rapidly growing field. How health care systems can keep pace with the progress.
For the first time, researchers show how much patients with private insurance actually pay for hospital stays. Costs are high, and rising fast, depending on plan design.
Nearly all Michigan hospitals saw a drop in uninsured patients after Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, a finding that may hold lessons for states that haven’t launched similar programs.
The findings of a new Medicare study conflict with popular ideas about which patients cost the most health care dollars in the last year of life — and where potential cost savings lie.