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Executive Health Management

Cutting Drug Costs

2017 28 Jun

Prescription drugs are high on the list of hospitals’ biggest expenses. Whenever prices of drugs go up, it's the hospitals that bear the brunt of the increases, as these costs have a direct impact on their budgets.   The Trump administration has promised to take a hard stand against rising drug costs, although no final decisions about... Read more

Executive Health Management

Five Ways Physicians Can Improve Patient Compliance

2015 19 Feb

Encouraging patient compliance with medication regimens is an ongoing challenge with serious consequences. Some surveys show that as many as half of patients do not comply with their doctors’ directions for taking medications. The blame shifts between busy physicians and patients who claim that they are given inadequate information and instructions,... Read more

ICU Management

Prescription Opioids Involved in Most Overdoses Seen in EDs

2014 30 Oct

Researchers have analysed data on US hospital emergency department visits for opioid overdoses and found that the largest portion of the overdoses (67.8 percent) involved prescription opioids, followed by heroin, other unspecified opioids and multiple opioids. The findings have been published by JAMA Internal Medicine . According to available data,... Read more