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Financial Toxicity Linked to QOL After Breast Cancer Surgery

Strongest correlation seen for BREAST-Q psychosocial well-being, with 0.89 change per unit change in financial toxicity score

Drug Makers Raise Prices on 500 Prescription Drugs

AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer among companies raising their prices by a median of 4.6 percent

U.S. Health Care Spending Increased 4.6 Percent in 2019

Growth rate similar to that experienced in 2018 and consistent with growth rate since 2016

Federal Rules Tied to Reduced ED Visits for Pediatric Magnet Ingestions

One in Four Older Adults Have Used Emergency Dept in Past Few Years

Cost of emergency care is major concern among most older adults

More Brain Issues Among COVID Patients Cited

Out-of-Pocket Costs Rising for Neurology Tests, Visits

Annually, out-of-pocket costs paid by 86.5 to 95.2 percent of patients for evaluation/management visits

Money Woes Hit Many Americans Early in Pandemic: Study

Surprise Medical Bills Could Be Reduced by COVID-19 Relief Package

Main provisions of the legislation would take effect January 2022

Medicare Outpatient Premium to Rise

Income-Related Inequality in Access to Primary Care Worst in U.S.

Among lower-income adults, those in U.S. fare worse on affordability of care, including skipping doctor visits, tests, treatments

Fear of Surprise Medical Bills Keeps U.S. Adults From Getting Care

Half of adults say a surprise medical bill would cause financial hardship

‘Teach-Back’ Communication Strategy Aids Diabetes Outcomes

Patients who use teach-back have fewer diabetes-related complications, hospitalizations, health expenditures

More Long-Term Dialysis Patients Aligned to ACOs

Among Medicare beneficiaries on dialysis, less spent per beneficiary-quarter for ACO-aligned versus nonaligned