The Affordable Care act will reduce the number of Medicare patients being hospitalized, saving the federal government money, a study published in the October issue of Health Affairs concludes.
Hospitals offset lost revenue from cuts in Medicare hospital prices by spending less on operations, according to a new study in the journal Health Services Research.
The presence of medical malpractice liability caps doesn't necessarily reduce physicians' practice of defensive medicine, according to a study published in the Aug. 5 Health Affairs.
Urgent care centers are quickly emerging as a popular, cost-effective alternative to the emergency department, reports a new study by the Center for Studying Health System Change.
Medicare cost variations across geographical regions have more to with health status than wasteful spending or inefficient care practices, according to study published in the journal Medical Care Research and Review.
Contrasts in health status and hospital prices account for much of the dramatic cost differences in healthcare among regions of the United States, according to a study by the Center for Studying
The percentage of Americans seeking health information from sources other than their physician fell to 50 percent in 2010 from 56 percent in 2007, according to a new study by the Center for Studying
Although the transition to electronic prescribing for new prescriptions is progressing, there still are challenges with electronic prescribing of renewals, adoption by mail order pharmacies, and
The initial reaction to the final rule for accountable care organizations (ACOs) seemed generally positive from providers. And now that the industry has had a few days to mull it over, more
Increased alignment between hospitals and physicians, while touted as a means to improving quality and cutting costs, may in some instances have the opposite effect. A new issue brief by the