Tag Archives: Costs

Hospital-acquired sepsis cases drop, but treatment costs rise, report finds

Dive Brief: Healthcare consulting company Premier reported a 15% drop in hospital-associated sepsis cases among member hospitals over the past three years. But the news is not all good. Patients who develop sepsis in the hospital are 10% more likely to experience the worst kind, septic shock, raising the average per-case cost of treating the… Read More »

12 Frozen Foods You Should Avoid at All Costs

Healthy Eating The freezer aisle gets a bad rap, but frozen foods aren’t always unhealthy. Still, these items are red flags for nutritionists. Learn which other quick and healthy alternatives they’d choose instead. Smoothie base mixes successo images/Shutterstock Smoothies can start your morning on the right foot with an immediate serving (or more!) of fruit,… Read More »

How employers can improve cancer care and costs, based on a National Alliance roadmap

While cancer deaths have been declining since the early 1990s, costs have continued to increase, with more than $ 147 billion spent for cancer care in the United States in 2017. Despite these rising costs, employers and health plans have been reticent to manage oncology care, and are also faced with keeping pace with technology… Read More »