Category: Journal of the American Medical Assn.
A new study concludes that price-increases are "the culprit" in the ever-increasing cost of U.S. healthcare, dispelling the myth that increasing demand has driven higher spending.
A team of U.S. physicians joined forces to examine the rising cost of healthcare, concluding that rising prices play a major role in driving up national healthcare spending and that patients are ultimately getting the short end of the stick.
The Sapien replacement heart valve fares as well in the real world as it did during clinical trials, according to an analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Assn.
Early surgery for patients with severe mitral regurgitation beat watchful waiting, significantly increasing survival rates, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Assn.
Patients with severe mitral regurgitation showed significantly better survival rates after early surgery, compared with a "watchful waiting" approach, according to a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Assn.
Differences in Medicare procedure rates suggest that doctors paid per procedure recommend more procedures, but cost-cutting programs aren't doing much about regional disparities.
A new study published this month in JAMA found lingering disparities in regional rates of major cardiovascular procedures, a problem that Medicare's Advantage program was meant to help curb.
Imaging devices makers respond to concerns that the increasing rate of medical imaging usage could contribute to increased cancer risk.
A handful of recent warnings about radiation exposure during medical imaging has device makers eager to distance themselves from the potential cancer risk.
Catalyzed by a study finding in recent years a "boom" in the use of medical imaging, the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance issued a rejoinder arguing that use has begun to decline and that device makers are actively innovating systems that lower the radiation dose.
Former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services chief Dr. Donald Berwick designs a 6-step program to cut wasteful medical costs in the U.S., where health care spending accounts for 17% of the gross domestic product and may rise to 20% in the near future.
Public health pioneer and onetime Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services chief Dr. Donald Berwick unveiled a 6-step plan to cut waste in U.S. health care spending.
The U.S. spends 17% of its gross domestic product on health care services, a figure that he estimates may reach 20% soon, and Berwick worries that as much as ⅓ of that may be driven by waste.
By Westby G. Fisher, MD, FACC
This week's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a lengthy conflict of interest correction by Eugene Braunwald, editor of one of our iconic textbooks of cardiology and author of over 1000 peer-reviewed cardiovascular publications: