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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Workplace Injuries and Illnesses and Employer Costs for Workers’ Compensation

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Looks at injury/illness data and employer costs of compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics



National Health Care Expenses Per Person in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2014

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

In 2014 85% of the U.S. population or 271 million persons had some expenses for health care.  The U. S. spends a larger share of its GDP on health care than any other major industrialized country.  This report presents estimates of how these costs are distributed across types of services, different payers, and by selected characteristics of the population.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Characteristics of Hospital Stays Involving Malnutrition, 2013

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Malnutrition occurs among 3% of adult hospital stays in the U.S. and is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs.  This report presents national estimates on the characteristics of malnutrition reported during nonbirth hospital stays.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Variation in the Rate of Cesarean Section Across U.S. Hospitals, 2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Nearly a third of all births in the U.S. continue to be delivered by C-section.  Due to cost factors, reducing the number of C-sections continues to be an important public health focus.  This report presents details on variation in the rate of total and low-risk C-sections among U.S. hospitals in 2013.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Reaching the Limit: Undergraduates Who Borrow the Maximum Amount in Federal Direct Loans: 2011-12

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Examines students who took out their individual maximum amount in Stafford loans in 2011-12 compared with those who did so in 2007-08, by dependency status, income level, institution type, and attendance status.  Also investigates whether students borrowed their eligible maximum before turning to other sources of financial aid.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Annual Energy Outlook 2016 With Projections to 2040

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Presents projections of energy supply, demand, and prices through 2040.  Also covers related legislation and regulations, market trends, and selected energy topics.  From the Energy Information Administration


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

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


Fact Sheet: Obama Administration Announces Release of New Scorecard Data

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Press release on the status of the College Scorecard, first released last year to provide information about cost, debt, completion rates, and post-college earnings of graduates for each college and university.  Adds 1700 data points for 7,000 institutions, including 2014-15 graduation rates, and earnings information from the 2013 tax year.  From the Education Department


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