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Melanoma is the fifth most common malignancy among men and the sixth most common malignancy among women in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2018, 91,270 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the United States, and the disease will result in approximately 9320 deaths.
It’s About the Total Cost of Care
As the US healthcare system moves away from fee-for-service (FFS) payments, alternative payment models (APMs) in healthcare are emerging that reward quality of care over quantity of services.
In the United States, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed among men and women and the second leading cause of death from cancer.1 The majority of cases of CRC can be prevented by the detection and removal of noncancerous adenomatous polyps (adenomas).
Diabetes mellitus imposes a substantial clinical and economic burden on the US healthcare system. National estimates reported in 2017 indicate that 9.4% of the US population, or 30.3 million Americans, have diabetes; however, only 23.1 million have actually been diagnosed with the disease, which means that 7.2 million people (or 23.8% of those with diabetes) were undiagnosed.
During the later weeks of pregnancy, pregnant women are often concerned with suspected leakage of amniotic fluid, which, whether preterm or at term, requires evaluation and medical intervention. The rupture of membranes occurs in an estimated 8% to 10% of full-term pregnancies.
Interventions to Reduce Avoidable Pregnancy-Related Emergency Department Visits
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic, lifelong disorder of the gastrointestinal tract associated with an unpredictable relapsing and remitting disease course. Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) are 2 common phenotypes of IBD. Patients with IBD often have considerable symptom burden despite appropriate treatment, and IBD frequently leads to debilitating complications that may require hospitalization, surgery, and/or the escalation of therapy.
This retrospective analysis is based on inpatient medical claims, outpatient medical claims, and pharmacy claims from the Truven Health MarketScan Commercial Database. The database includes claims for approximately 35 million employees and their dependents in fee-for-service and managed care health plans.
Narcolepsy is a chronic, disabling sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness and recurrent periods of sudden, unintentional lapses into sleep during the day. This condition may occur with or without cataplexy, an abrupt and typically bilateral loss of skeletal muscle tone that is often triggered by strong emotion that, when severe, may cause the patient to briefly collapse without losing consciousness.
Accurate Diagnosis of Chronic Diseases Can Reduce Costs and Medical Resource Utilization
Healthcare expenditures in the United States continue to grow at an unprecedented and unsustainable rate. With the shift to value-based care, healthcare organizations are expected to provide consistent high-quality, safe care while reducing healthcare costs.
Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committees’ New Challenge: Stewardship for Specialty Drugs
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