As the old adage goes, you get what you pay for. Unless you’re an American in need of healthcare. Then you pay somewhere around double for about the same quality care. Faculty Associate Gerard Andersonis quoted.
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Americans spend more than twice as much on health care per person versus other developed nations, which is a boon to the Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull 3X ETF (CURE). Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.
The total fertility rate has been declining steadily for seven years, but the numbers for 2017 represent the biggest drop in recent history. Faculty Associate Donna Strobino is quoted.
The country with the most expensive health system is not the one that provides better care. Original text is in Spanish, translation available. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.
A program that combines home modifications with specialized counseling may help seniors disabled by aging stay in their homes longer, a new study suggests. Sarah Szanton is quoted.
Hoping to empower consumers who are shouldering more and more of their health care costs each year, the federal government this year is requiring hospitals across the country to post their standard price lists on their websites. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.
A controversial tool has emerged in the fight against opioid overdose deaths. It’s a strip that allows people who use street drugs such as cocaine and heroin to test whether their drugs are laced with fentanyl. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman, a co-author of the study, is quoted.
The overdose-reversal drug is a critical tool to easing America’s coast-to-coast opioid epidemic. But not everyone on the front lines has all they need. Baltimore’s health department is rationing its supplies of naloxone because it says it can’t afford an adequate stockpile. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.
Children in poorer countries are far more at risk of death and disability from injuries than their developed-world peers. There needs to be a better understanding of the situation so that Ethiopia can implement effective, evidence-based action plans to tackle the problem. Faculty Associate Qingfeng Li authored the piece.
As overdoses have become the leading killer of people under the age of 50 in the United States, the number of deaths attributed to fentanyl has risen sharply. In 2017, 72,000 people died in America from all drugs. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman is quoted.