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Executive Health Management

Debate over Rising Healthcare Costs

2017 11 Apr

Drug costs are often blamed for spikes in healthcare costs, but drugmakers are quick to point out that drugs account for about 10 percent of U.S. healthcare spending. For some experts, hospitals are the real culprits.   Supporting the drugmakers' position is a recent report from the Altarum Institute. In 2016, the United States spent $3.4 trillion... Read more

ICU Management

Antimicrobial Copper Touch Surfaces: Reduce Infections, Liberate Resources and Cut Costs

2016 11 Mar

The role of the environment in the transmission of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) is increasingly recognised, requiring a new approach to the selection of materials for objects frequently touched by healthcare workers, patients and visitors that can serve as reservoirs of infection. There are many technologies and materials on the market,... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Generic Statins: Lower Cost = Higher Adherence

2014 25 Sep

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US with statins being the most frequently prescribed drugs in the country primarily because of their effectiveness in reducing cardiovascular events. Evidence indicates that patients may not be deriving the full benefit of these statins because they do not take them as prescribed. A... Read more