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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Documents Obtained by Committee from Turing Pharmaceuticals

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation

http://democrats.oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/documents/Memo%20on%20Turing%20Documents.pdf

Memorandum providing excerpts from more than 250,000 pages of documents obtained by a House Committee from Turing Pharmaceuticals, the firm under Congressional investigation for price gouging after their leader, Martin Shkreli, arranged for huge price increases on a prescription drug product developed by a company he purchased. From the Minority of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

 

Health Expenditures for Adults by Number of Treated Chronic Conditions, Race/Ethnicity, and Age, 2012

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

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st485/stat485.pdf

Finds that an estimated 25.9% of U.S. adults have two or more chronic conditions, and they account for 57% of all health care expenditures. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Graduation Rates for Selected Cohorts, 2006-11; Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2013-14; and Admissions in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2014: First Look, Provisional Data

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015181.pdf

4 tables on graduation rates, financial aid, and admissions. Reports that about 60% of full-time, first-time students completed bachelor’s or equivalent degrees within 6 years. Also includes average costs and net price at four year schools. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

All-Cause Readmissions by Payer and Age, 2009-2013

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

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb199-Readmissions-Payer-Age.pdf

Hospital readmissions are increasingly being used as a measure for assessing the performance of the health care system. This report presents data on 30-day all-cause readmissions among patients aged 1+ by expected payer and patient age group. Shows a decrease in readmissions of Medicare patients from 2011 to 2013. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Hospital Stays in Medicare Advantage Plans Versus the Traditional Medicare Fee-for-Service Program, 2013

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb198-Hospital-Stays-Medicare-Advantage-Versus-Traditional-Medicare.pdf

Compares volume of patients, cost per stay, and length of stay in the two main types of payment plans for Medicare beneficiaries utilizing hospital services. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Expenses for Office-Based Physician Visits by Specialty, 2013

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st484/stat484.pdf

Shows variations in average total and out-of-pocket expenses per visit across selected office-based physician specialty types in 2013. Average costs varied from $143 to $310 per visit depending on specialty. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Trends in Hospital Readmissions for Four High-Volume Conditions, 2009-2013

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

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb196-Readmissions-Trends-High-Volume-Conditions.pdf

Examines readmission trends from 2009 through 2013 following admissions for all causes and for four high-volume conditions: AMI, CHF, COPD, and pneumonia. Examines trends in the rate and aggregate cost of readmissions and the payer of those costs.   From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2014-15; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2013-14; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2013-14: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015097rev.pdf

Revises the preliminary report issued earlier in the year. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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