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Pricing in the Market for Anticancer Drugs
Drugs like bevacizumab ($50,000 per treatment episode) and ipilimumab ($120,000 per episode) have fueled the perception that the launch prices of anticancer drugs are increasing over time. Using anExpand
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The impact of low health literacy on the medical costs of Medicare managed care enrollees.
PURPOSE To examine the impact of low health literacy on medical care use and costs. METHODS The study sample consisted of 3260 noninstitutionalized elderly persons enrolling in a Medicare managedExpand
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The rise in spending among Medicare beneficiaries: the role of chronic disease prevalence and changes in treatment intensity.
We examine the impact of the rise in treated disease prevalence on the growth in Medicare beneficiaries' health care spending. Virtually all of this spending growth is associated with patients whoExpand
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Dynamic analysis of load carriage biomechanics during level walking.
This paper describes an investigation into the biomechanical effects of load carriage dynamics on human locomotion performance. A whole body, inverse dynamics gait model has been developed which usesExpand
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Why do transplant surgeons turn down organs? A model of the accept/reject decision.
  • D. Howard
  • Medicine, Economics
  • Journal of health economics
  • 1 November 2002
Despite the scarcity of transplantable organs, 45% of livers are rejected by the first surgeon to whom they are offered. I present a model in which a surgeon decides to accept or reject an organ forExpand
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Impact of health literacy on socioeconomic and racial differences in health in an elderly population
BACKGROUND: Differences in health literacy levels by race and education are widely hypothesized to contribute to health disparities, but there is little direct evidence.OBJECTIVE: To examine theExpand
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Differences in disease prevalence as a source of the U.S.-European health care spending gap.
The United States spends more on health care than any European country. Previous studies have sought to explain these differences in terms of system capacity, access to technologies, gross domesticExpand
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The impact of obesity on rising medical spending.
Obese people incur higher health care costs at a given point in time, but how rising obesity rates affect spending growth over time is unknown. We estimate obesity-attributable health care spendingExpand
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Mammography rates after the 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force breast cancer screening recommendation.
OBJECTIVE To measure the impact of the 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) breast cancer screening recommendation, which recommended against routine screening for women aged 40 to 49 andExpand
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Does quality improvement work? Evaluation of the Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative.
OBJECTIVE The Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative is a quality improvement initiative to encourage adoption of "best practices" for identifying potential donors and obtaining consent forExpand
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