Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Upshot Supported by The New Health Care Some readers and experts have responded to a recent article by pointing out that the 1980s increase in U.S. health costs coincided with a broad push toward deregulation. ByAustin Frakt June 4, 2018 Why did American health care costs start skyrocketing compared with those of other advanced nations starting in the early 1980s? At the same time this was happening, American longevity gains were failing to keep up with peer countries. In addressing these twin mysteries in a recent article, experts suggested two main reasons: The United States didn’t impose the same types of government cost controls on health care that other nations did, and we invested less in social programs that also promote health. Medical Mystery: Something Happened to U.S. Health Spending After 1980 May 14, … [Read more...] about Reagan, Deregulation and America’s Exceptional Rise in Health Care Costs
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St Bartholomew's vacant pathology block in London, where 'Sherlock' took his famed mystery plunge, is set to be transformed into a private health care unit. Britain's oldest hospital, the Old Pathology Building, has become an attraction for Sherlock Holmes buffs, after Benedict Cumberbatch 's dramatic fall scene from its rooftop in the BBC series adapting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective novels. Non-profit Nuffield Trust had sought permission to extend the Old Pathology Block, including its rooftop, and refurbish both the building and the Residential Staff Quarters building to make way for a new private healthcare facility it is leasing from the NHS trust that runs St Bart's. Read More Massive west London building projects Bart's Health NHS Trust has in recent years struggled with bulging deficits, recording the biggest in NHS history in 2015/16. Three sets of public consultations have occurred since planning permission was first granted for it to lease out the building as a … [Read more...] about Britain’s oldest hospital to become a private health care unit
This week it's my turn to host Health Wonk Review, a regular review of some of the best health care posts on the web.Veteran Henry Stern starts things off this time with a timely discussion about just who should have the most say about your health care. If someone else (say, the government) is paying for your health care, how much say should your own doctor have? InsureBlog's Stern explores a recent court case that looks to determine just that in a post called, "Compassionate Gummint Care."A big issue in Washington these days is Medicare physician compensation. Some might be surprised to know even a small change to Medicare payments has a big impact on the private market--even workers' compensation. Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters presents, "Medicare's changes to physician compensation; the impact on provider and provider networks" here.This week Shahid Shah responds to inquiries about why healthcare IT is in the state that it's in. He reminds us why it's not the Doctors' fault and … [Read more...] about Health Wonk Review–The Best Health Care Posts on the Web!
Speaker Dorothy Lall j Affiliation Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru Date 9 June 2017 } Time 3:00 – 4:30 PM Venue Institute of Public health #250, 2nd C Main, 2nd C Cross, Girinagar Ist Phase, Bengaluru – 560085 Dorothy Lall will be presenting the findings of the first phase of research that is part of her PhD program. She is studying the organization of health care services for diabetes and hypertension at primary care level to identify ways to improve and strengthen services. These results are not published yet but the manuscript is being developed. In the next phase, we will be implementing and evaluating interventions that address the gaps identified in the first phase of the study. Title: Organization of Primary Health Care Services for Diabetes and Hypertension; A qualitative study of public and private, patient and provider perspectives in Rural India Abstract Background: Diabetes and … [Read more...] about Organization of Primary Health Care Services for Diabetes and Hypertension: A qualitative study of public and private, patient and provider perspectives in Rural India
Public-private partnership integrated health-care delivery: experience and lessons from Nepal Author : Ryan Schwarz and Prajwol NepalRyan Schwarz, MD, MBA is an Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Chief Operating Officer of Nepal-based non-profit healthcare company Possible Prajwol Nepal MBA is the Finance Director of Nepal-based non-profit healthcare company Possible The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC) globally by 2030—an historic endorsement, yet one for which there is no clear path forward. As former Director General of WHO Margaret Chan said, "The challenge now before us is implementation". Given limited capacity in many countries globally, further resources and innovation will be required to achieve UHC. There is significant debate regarding the utilisation of public versus private sectors for UHC delivery, with each having strengths and weaknesses, though increasingly it … [Read more...] about Public-private partnership integrated health-care delivery: experience and lessons from Nepal