Health Economics

There's a downside to all those parties -- especially for older adults.
And let's do remember that that same power of relationship influences the quality of our everyday visits with our health professionals. And, what someone with a chronic illness decides to do, and not do, when they leave their doctor's office.
Digital technology has forever changed how consumers plan travel, manage money, reserve tables at restaurants, and plan cooking our meals at home. Today, digital technology is on the cusp of profoundly changing how we utilize health care services and "make" health for ourselves and our loved ones.
Chew on this: What does it really mean for a medicine to "work?" Does it mean the patient survives longer? Does it mean a better quality of life? Does it mean the disease is still there, but doesn't progress? And who's to say which one of these metrics is more valuable than the other?
The more of the law that's implemented, the better the economy seems to perform. How can that be?
I'll put it quite plainly: every American eating just one more portion of fruit or vegetables per day (that's 1/2 cup of either) would add up to $2.7 trillion of national medical costs savings.
We need a National Alzheimer's Plan that reflects the psychosocial/mental health needs of Americans with dementia and their families, and that creates opportunities for them to have a vastly improved quality of life.
In this day and age of economically-challenging times for both individuals and governments, this report from the Swiss government has confirmed the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of homeopathic treatment.
To build and maintain affordable medical care, we must buy collectively through either private insurance or government social insurance.
If the goal is to cut spending, where is the long-term strategy to show, over time, how these cuts in spending will transform our nation into a healthier and more peaceful nation?
America worships personal tales of redemption. If public figures are caught out drunk or on drugs, cheating on their wives, then they quickly head off to Betty Ford or Hazelden. And we forgive them.
We all know people who have children who have benefited from conventional medical care, but sadly, we all also know people whose children have been harmed by it.
Preventing Octuplets: An insider's perspective... What we do know is that carrying multiple babies at once leads to prematurity
Seven current healthcare trends include doctors leaving the public system, a shortfall in primary care, underutilization of medical treatment, "superbugs," virtual health care, climate change, and radical self-redesign and enhancement.
Systems thinking shows how such budget "fixes" fail or generally make things worse. "Balancing" the Maintenance budget makes