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The incidence of hospitalization for diabetic ketoacidosis and associated costs increased from 2003 to 2014

2003 to 2014 Saw Rise in Diabetic Ketoacidosis Admissions

Decrease in length of stay and mortality, but increase in mean hospital charges during study period
Diabetes-attributable nursing home costs are substantial

U.S. Nursing Home Costs Due to Diabetes Vary Greatly by State

Per-person diabetes-attributable costs ranged from $374 in New Mexico to $1,610 in Washington, D.C.
A nonprofit manufacturer could help keep generic drug prices down and maintain their supply

Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down

Nonprofit manufacturer will pursue cost-plus strategy to cover costs, maintain financial viability
A substantial number of surgeons performing hysterectomies have low procedural volumes

Low Procedure Volume for Many Surgeons Doing Hysterectomies

Higher rates of complications and mortality, prolonged hospital stays more likely, for their patients
Prices of imatinib (Gleevec) remained high even after a generic version was introduced

Cost Savings Limited With Generic Imatinib

Imatinib's inflation-adjusted list price more than doubled from launch to entry of generic
For hospitalized adults with serious illness

Palliative Care Consult Can Cut Hospital Costs in Seriously Ill

PCC linked to reduction in hospital costs for hospitalized adults with serious illness
In a perspective piece published in the May 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine

Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants Is Complex

Innovative models needed for addressing health care for undocumented immigrants
U.S. hospitals will have to post their standard prices online and make it easier for patients to access their electronic medical records

Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online

Medicare would base part of a hospital's payments on how easy it is for patients to access medical records
Costs associated with treating antibiotic-resistant infections have doubled since 2002

It Costs $2.2 Billion a Year to Treat Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance adds $1,383 to the cost of treating a bacterial infection
An increase in the market prices of cigarettes would provide more health and financial gains to the poorest 20 percent of the population

Cigarette Price Hike Would Provide More Gains for the Poor

More average life years gained from cessation, and more treatment costs averted for poorest 20 percent