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Health care costs
Study: Charitable care provided by hospitals doesn't measure up to their tax exemptions
Published April 7, 2021
The amount of charity care hospitals provide and the favorable tax treatment they enjoy is 'badly out of sync,' researchers say
Commentary
Health care consolidation poses hazards to health system goals
Published March 23, 2021
In 'New England Journal of Medicine,' Bloomberg Distinguished Professor calls for greater transparency in health care industry to protect doctors and patients alike / New England Journal of Medicine
Health care costs
Study finds high out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 hospitalizations
Published July 6, 2020
The highest burden seen is for tens of millions of employees with high-deductible plans at companies that self-insure and assume financial risk for health 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