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Archive for June, 2016

Transformation of Mental Health Care in America

Mental illness is a highly prevalent class of diseases with potentially debilitating affects. About 30% of Americans have a mental illness and almost half (46%) will have a mental illness at some time in their lives.  Examples of mental illness include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders. A paper by Glied and Frank (2016) summarizes the transformation […]

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Friday Links

ASCO revises its value framework. Do cell phones cause cancer? Thinking differently about care value. My stressful quest to get a prescription filled. Increasing vaccines prices? And last but not least, David Harlow of HealthBlawg hosts the latest edition of the Health Wonk Review.

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Money back guarantee

With increasing pressure on the price of health care services, a number of firms are seeking innovative pricing strategies.  Stat reports: Stryker, a medical device company, developed its SurgiCount system to accurately track these sponges. This March, it announced it is backing the product with a $5 million guarantee. If the system is used as […]

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