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health care costs

Interdisciplinary scholar
Leading health economist Daniel Polsky named 40th BDP
Published March 12, 2019
Polsky, who has dedicated his career to exploring how health care is organized, managed, financed, and delivered, will hold joint appointments in the Bloomberg School and Carey School
Health care
Patients with untreated hearing loss incur higher health care costs over time
Published Nov 16, 2018
Older adults with untreated hearing loss generated 46 percent more in total health care costs over 10 years compared to those who don't have hearing loss
Firearms
The high cost of gun violence
Published Oct 29, 2018
More than 8,300 kids are treated for gunshot wounds in the U.S. each year, totaling more than $270M in emergency room and inpatient charges
Health care costs
The financial toxicity of breast cancer
Published Aug 22, 2018
New study finds that the financial fallout from breast cancer can last for years and cause a series of cascading economic consequences for survivors and their families
Health care
Cost of cancer care varies widely in U.S.
Published Feb 20, 2018
Oncology service costs routinely exceed what Medicare will pay by 100% to 500%
Health care
Unneeded care common, doctors say
Published Sept 6, 2017
In survey, physicians indicate overtreatment is driven by fear of malpractice, patient demand, profit motives
Medical markup
Study: ER patients routinely overcharged
Published May 30, 2017
'Price gouging' especially prevalent among for-profit hospitals that treat minorities, uninsured patients / Hopkins Medicine
Health care
An insurance moral hazard
Published March 15, 2017
Many people with chronic illnesses choose needlessly costly insurance plans, driving costs up for everyone, Carey Business study finds
Health care
Hidden costs and 'surprise' bills
Published Jan 17, 2017
Study: Medical costs for some specialists and in certain regions of U.S. are up to six times higher than what Medicare pays
Health care
Medical care markup
Published Sept 8, 2016
Study: Hospitals charge more than 20 times cost on some procedures to maximize revenue