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Generic Drugs Under Medicare: Part D Generic Drug Prices Declined Overall, but Some Had Extraordinary Price Increases

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/679022.pdf

Describes how generic drug prices under Medicare have changed over time, the extent to which generic drugs experienced extraordinary price increases and how that affected benefit design, and the factors identified as contributors to price changes.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

COPD-related Mortality by Sex and Race Among Adults Aged 25 and Over: United States, 2000-2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db256.pdf

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has been the third leading cause of death in the U.S. since 2008.  This report describes COPD-related mortality by selected age and race groups for men and women aged 25+.  Men experienced a more rapid decline in the death rate than did women.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Projecting Hospitals’ Profit Margins Under Several Illustrative Scenarios

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/workingpaper/51919-Hospital-Margins_WP.pdf

Examines the effects of changes to hospital finances by the Affordable Care Act, which reduced Medicare payments but also expanded insurance coverage to reduce the cost of uncompensated care.  This paper calculates the profit margins of hospitals and the share of hospitals that might lose money by 2025 under several scenarios.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Geographic Variation in Hospital Inpatient List Prices in the United States, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb209-Geographic-Variation-Hospital-Inpatient-Prices.pdf

Compares geographic differences in hospital chargemaster prices and how prices vary based on insurance negotiations and area wage indexes.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/prevalence-maps.html

Provides a set of U.S. maps showing prevalence of obesity for adults by state and prevalence of obesity by state and by race/ethnicity.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Household Healthcare Spending in 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-5/household-healthcare-spending-in-2014.htm

Examines household spending on healthcare and its components.  First examines the relationship between healthcare spending and household income and then the relationship between healthcare spending and the age of the reference person.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

2015 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812318

There was a 7.2% increase in traffic accident deaths in 2015, the largest percentage increase in nearly 50 years.  The report provides details by type of vehicle involved, crash types, seat belt use, alcohol involvement, distraction, and time of day,  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

2016 World Population Data Sheet

Categories: Environment,Health/Medical,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.prb.org/pdf16/prb-wpds2016-web-2016.pdf

Features statistical tables with country level population, health, and environment data.  From the Population Reference Bureau

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