JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
Chicago, IL USA

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Rates of Death, Hospitalizations and Expenditures Decrease for Medicare Patients

Among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries age 65 years or older, all-cause mortality and hospitalization rates, along with inpatient expenditures per beneficiary, decreased from 1999 to 2013, according to a study in the July 28 issue of JAMA, a...
24-Jul-2015 7:45 AM EDT

ACA Open Enrollment Periods Associated With Improved Coverage, Access to Care and Health

Results of a national survey that included more than half a million adults indicates significant improvements in trends for self-reported insurance coverage, access to a personal physician and medications, affordability and health after the...
24-Jul-2015 7:40 AM EDT

Findings Question Measures Used to Assess Hospital Quality

Hospitals that were penalized more frequently in the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program offered advanced services, were major teaching institutions and had better performance on other publicly reported process-of-care and outcome...
24-Jul-2015 7:40 AM EDT

Report Examines Medicare and Medicaid Programs at 50 Years and Challenges Ahead

Although Medicare and Medicaid are playing a role in health care payment and delivery reform innovation, it will be difficult to enact large-scale program changes because of the conflicting priorities of beneficiaries, health practitioners and...
24-Jul-2015 7:40 AM EDT

Pharmacy Expenditures for Children With Serious Chronic Illness

In an analysis of expenditures for outpatient pharmacy products used by publicly insured children with serious chronic illness in California, treating hemophilia accounted for about 40 percent of expenditures but included just 0.4 percent of the...
24-Jul-2015 7:40 AM EDT

Studies Examine Use of Bystander Interventions for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Two studies in the July 21 issue of JAMA find that use of interventions such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators by bystanders and first responders have increased and were associated with improved survival and...
17-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Examination of Use of Diabetes Drug Pioglitazone and Risk of Bladder Cancer

Although some previous studies have suggested an increased risk of bladder cancer with use of the diabetes drug pioglitazone, analyses that included nearly 200,000 patients found no statistically significant increased risk, however a small increased...
17-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Adjuvants Improve Immune Response to H7N9 Flu Vaccine

In a phase 2 trial that included nearly 1,000 adults, the AS03 and MF59 adjuvants (a component that improves immune response of inactivated influenza vaccines) increased the immune responses to two doses of an inactivated H7N9 influenza vaccine,...
17-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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