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“Managing Health Care in China and Taiwan”

The School of Public Health is presenting a lecture by Victor H.C. Chang, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer, Landseed International Medical, Shanghai, China, and Taoyuan, Taiwan. The Landseed International Medical group owns four hospitals in Taiwan. Since 2001 Landseed has … Continue reading

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Supplies and devices are biggest cause of hospital cost increases

From the AHRQ Newsletter: Medical supplies and devices represented nearly one-fourth (24.2 percent) of rising hospital costs between 2001 and 2006, according to a new AHRQ-funded study.    Among all types of hospital stays, the cost percentage impact for supplies and … Continue reading

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AHRQ Quality Indicators™ toolkit for hospitals

The AHRQ Quality Indicators™ Toolkit for Hospitals is a free set of tools designed to support hospitals in assessing and improving the quality and safety of care they provide: http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/qitoolkit. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Quality Indicators (QIs) … Continue reading

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Health insurance, health costs–Who pays what & why

Two interesting stories in the New York Times.  “Insurers Alter Cost Formula, and Patients Pay More” discusses how the settlement of a case against health insureres in New York State has led to greater, not lesser costs to patients. Despite … Continue reading

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