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Emergency Department Visits for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injuries: United States, 2010-2011

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Traffic Accidents

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db185.pdf

Describes the rates and characteristics of hospital emergency department visits for motor vehicle traffic injuries during 2010-2011.  The highest injury rates were among those aged 16-24 years.

From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Reduced Muscle Strength in Older U.S. Adults: United States, 2011-2012

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db179.pdf

Provides national estimates of muscle strength in older U.S. adults.  Found that 5% of persons aged 60+ had weak muscle strength with 13% intermediate and 82% normal.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Final Report of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

http://www.mcrmc.gov/public/docs/report/MCRMC-FinalReport-29JAN15-HI.pdf

Offers 15 recommendations for changing military compensation and retirement benefits to strengthen the All-Volunteer Force and improve the financial sustainability of the        system.  Claims to save $12 billion annually while maintaining the overall value of compensation and benefits. From the Commission

 

Strategies Used by Adults to Reduce Their Prescription Drug Costs: United States, 2013

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db184.pdf

Tallies the way that adults tried to reduce the cost of drugs by reducing the dosage or frequency of application, asking for less expensive options, or purchasing medications abroad.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Private Health Insurance: Geographic Variation in Spending for Certain High-Cost Procedures Driven by Inpatient Prices

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/667781.pdf

Looks at geographic differences in costs for certain medical procedures that are paid for by private health insurance rather than Medicare, and how the mix of service types, volume, intensity, and price contribute to variations in spending.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance, United States, 2011

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6310a1.htm

Provides state-specific information on U.S. assisted reproductive technology procedures performed in 2011 and compares infant outcomes with outcomes for all infants born in the U.S. that year.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49892-Outlook2015.pdf

Predicts the federal budget deficit will hold steady relative to the size of the economy through 2018 but then begin to expand.  Also sees the economy expanding at a solid pace for 2015 and the next few years.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Opioid Prescription Claims Among Women of Reproductive Age, United States, 2008-2012

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6402a1.htm

Discusses the dangers of opioid prescription use during pregnancy, especially the implications for early stages of fetal development.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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