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American Health and Drug Benefits: March – April 2010 Issue

The latest issue of the journal American Health & Drug Benefits includes a valuable mix of studies and articles on economic, regulatory, and clinical issues of particular interest to payors, purchasers, and policymakers. Obesity: Effective Treatment Requires Change in Payers' Perspective by Rhonda Greenapple, MSPH and Jackie Ngai, MS, with Stakeholder Perspective by Jeff Januska, PharmD. Health Insurance Premium Increases for...

Wellness-Based Healthcare: Prevention, Intervention, and Innovation for Chronic Diseases

Creating a wellness-based healthcare system is the focus on a new series of articles published by American Health and Drug Benefits, a peer reviewed journal. They cover a wide spectrum of topics on how to build and support prevention and wellness, particularly for chronic conditions. The ideas and information are particularly timely given the array of prevention and wellness...

Medical Malpractice: Evaluation of Options for Medical Malpractice Reform

An interesting new report assesses a variety of medical malpractice reforms. The study synthesizes the evidence or theoretical predictions regarding several leading medical malpractice reform ideas. The report synthesizes published evidence on 8 reforms widely used by states: Caps on non-economic damages Pretrial screening panels Certificate of merit requirements Attorney fee limits Joint and several liability rule reform Collateral source rule reform Periodic payment Statutes of limitation or...

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