Diabetes and Endocrinology

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Growth in hospital prices and payments outpaced growth in physician prices and payments from 2007 through 2014

Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices

Efforts to reduce health care spending should focus on hospital prices
Fewer older men than women undergo evaluation for or management of osteoporosis

Fewer Older Men Assessed, Treated for Osteoporosis

Fewer older men than women, even with higher risk, undergo DXA screening, 25(OH)D measurement
The Tandem Diabetes Care t:Slim X2 insulin pump

FDA Approves First Customizable Insulin Pump

Product works by delivering insulin under the skin at set or variable rates
People with a wide variety of chronic diseases are less physically active than individuals without chronic diseases

Physical Activity Down Across Chronic Disease Subgroups

Mental health disorders tied to lowest moderate activity; those with CVD have lowest vigorous activity
For denosumab-treated women with postmenopausal osteoporosis

Rates of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Low for Denosumab-Treated Women

Invasive oral procedures associated with increased incidence of ONJ, but rate low overall
The correlation between posttraumatic stress disorder and cardiovascular disease is not independent and is explained by physical and psychiatric conditions and smoking

Coexisting Medical Conditions, Smoking Explain PTSD-CVD Link

No link seen after adjustment for smoking, sleep disorder, substance use disorder, anxiety disorders, depression
Many systematic review protocols in the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews do not include adverse event reporting

Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events

Of 146 protocols analyzed, 65 percent fully reported adverse events as intended by the protocol
Increased bonus size for physicians caring for patients with chronic disease is associated with improvements in care quality

Larger Physician Bonus May Improve Care in Chronic Disease

No further improvement seen with behavioral economic principles of increased social pressure, loss aversion
From 2017 to 2018

CDC: Student Tobacco Use Increased From 2017 to 2018

E-cigarette use up 77.8 percent among high school students, 48.5 percent among middle schoolers
In 2017

Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017

Spending per person increased 4.2 percent from 2016 to 2017; utilization increased 0.5 percent