All articles related to "health costs":

Hospital mergers may not be best for the patient

Consolidation of hospitals and mergers between health systems may result in lower quality care, according to experts. In a February 11, 2019 New York Times article, Austin Frakt, adjunct associate professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public…

Do wealthier people buy more prescription drugs?

More affluent patients tend to buy prescription drugs for lifestyle problems, such as erectile dysfunction and baldness, more frequently when compared with less affluent patients, according to new research from GoodRx, a company that tracks prescription drug prices.…

Why did U.S. drug costs skyrocket in the 1990s?

Drug spending in the U.S. tripled between 1997 and 2007, slowed down until about 2013, then started rising again. Americans now pay substantially more for their drugs than their counterparts in other wealthy nations. The main reason for…