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This economic evaluation identifies scenarios in which the current US guidelines for early introduction of peanut to infants would be cost-effective.
This cohort study of 9954 US veterans with severe obesity compared the health care expenditures of veterans who did and did not undergo bariatric surgery over a 10-year period to assess whether bariatric surgery was associated with long-term expenditures.
This Viewpoint examines the role of private equity in behavioral health care in the United States.
In this cohort study, pricing data from January 2007 to June 2018 from SSR Health were used to determine how list prices, net prices, and discounts for the originator biologics changed with biosimilar competition.
This quality improvement study examines the accuracy and user experience of a cost estimator tool delivered via an online patient portal and informed by real-time data from third-party payers.
This study uses Health Care Cost Institute data to assess the share of total health care spending on primary care among individuals younger than 65 years covered by employer-sponsored insurance from 2013 to 2017.
This cohort study evaluates the associations of patient, prescriber, and geographic region with differences in time to first prescription of biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drug among older adults with rheumatoid arthritis and identical health insurance coverage in Ontario, Canada.
This cohort study examines rehospitalization factors, hospitalization and mortality, discharge disposition, and the changes in these variables over time among all adult patients in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health system.
This Viewpoint reviews the features of managed care organizations (MCOs) and managed competition, which seek to incentivize high-quality care and control spending through care coordination and shared financial risk and savings, and argues that the 2 are imperfect approaches to health care and payment reform but the most promising options for controlling costs short of price controls.
This exploratory analysis of data from the Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing Demonstration Program, a HUD-sponsored social experiment that randomized public housing families to receive a restricted (low-poverty) vs unrestricted (Section 8) relocation voucher, compares the effects of the program on hospitalization rates and days and hospital spending.
This study examines the estimated cost of asthma inhalers for individuals treated under Medicare Part B compared with those treated under the Veterans Affairs Health System, taking into account separate approaches to price negotiation.
This economic evaluation compares the cost-effectiveness of finger replantation vs revision amputation after traumatic finger amputation.
This cross-sectional study examines whether male and female surgeons in Ontario, Canada, earn significantly different wages per hour spent operating in a fee-for-service system.
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