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A workplace wellness program improves certain self-reported health behaviors but does not impact clinical measures of health or health care spending

Mixed Effects Observed for Workplace Wellness Program

Improvement seen in some self-reported health behaviors but not clinical health markers, health care utilization
The same services are more expensive when performed in outpatient versus office settings

Same Services More Expensive in Outpatient Than Office Settings

2009 to 2017 also saw increase in proportion of services performed in outpatient settings
Out-of-pocket costs for insulin could be restricted to $25 a month for people under a drug benefit plan announced Wednesday by Express Scripts.

New Plan Limits Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insulin

Rising costs of insulin causing patients to ration their doses or even do without the drug
On average

Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money

OTC medicines lead to $146 billion in annual clinical and drug cost savings
About one in eight Americans borrowed a total of $88 billion in the past year to pay for health care

Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care

Many do not seek treatment for health issues due to cost or reduce spending to pay for health care
The number of adults reporting the use of strategies

Many Patients Still Employ Strategies to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

33.6 percent of patients reported not taking medication as prescribed to reduce costs
Preoperative frailty is associated with surgical outcomes and costs in patients undergoing elective surgery

Preoperative Frailty Linked to Surgical Outcomes, Costs

Incidence of major morbidity, readmission, mortality correlated with frailty classification
A cheaper version of Eli Lilly's most popular insulin drug

Eli Lilly to Sell Cheaper Version of Insulin Drug

'Authorized generic' of Humalog 100 to sell for $137.35 per vial, 50 percent lower than list price
National health spending is projected to increase at an annual rate of 5.5. percent from 2018 to 2027

National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually

Long-observed demographic and economic factors expected to drive growth in health spending
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