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At-home hospital care costs less, uses fewer tests, Annals study finds

Dive Brief: The average total cost of care provided to patients at-home instead of in the hospital was 38% less costly, according to a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine that sought to compare costs and outcomes of hospital-level care provided at home and in the hospital. Home patients were readmitted less frequently… Read More »

Fewer in US See Health System as Having Major Problems – Gallup

Story Highlights 63% say healthcare system is in state of crisis or has major problems Negative ratings of system at lowest point since 2002 Negative views of U.S. healthcare continue to drop among Republicans WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sixty-three percent of Americans describe the U.S. healthcare system as being in a “state of crisis” (14%) or… Read More »

CDC: Two percent fewer women getting abortions

Abortions dropped 2%, to 623,471, in 2016 in most of the United States, according to a government report released as activists and politicians are moving to opposite edges of the abortion debate. The data released Wednesday, which comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is incomplete. It excludes California, Maryland, New Hampshire, and… Read More »

After California surprise billing law, fewer specialty services were out-of-network

Dive Brief: After a surprise billing ban went into effect in California, the share of services delivered out-of-network by affected specialties declined by 17%, according to a new analysis by the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy. The drop was primarily focused in the third quarter of 2017, immediately after the law was implemented. The… Read More »

Better Fitness Results With Fewer Repetitions

According to an analysis of existing studies, fewer repetitions of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts could provide better fitness benefits. Researchers looked at studies that have investigated the benefits of doing repetitions of a particular kind of high-intensity cycle sprint called ‘supramaximal’. Greater cardiorespiratory fitness improvements were found from performing fewer repetitions of these cycle… Read More »