Posts Tagged ‘costs’

September 15th, 2014

Cheaper Generic Statins Beat Brand-Name Statins in Adherence and Outcomes

A large observational study finds that people who received a prescription for a generic statin were more likely to take their pills than people who received a prescription for a brand-name statin. This increased adherence appeared to lead to a small but significant improvement in outcomes. In a paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Joshua Gagne […]

May 4th, 2011

Study Estimates That Atrial Fibrillation Adds $26 Billion to Yearly U.S. Healthcare Costs

Atrial fibrillation may add $26 billion to the nation’s healthcare bill, according to a study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Michael Kim and colleagues compared insurance claims for 1 year from 89,066 AF patients with claims from controls matched for gender, age, and other medical conditions and found that AF results in a […]